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Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.Psalms 103:2-5 (NKJV)

Have you ever found yourself not wanting to go to church because you just felt frustrated or bitter?  Maybe it was because you were angry about something or someone and you just didn’t feel like worshipping.  Perhaps you found yourself not wanting to go because you were flat out tired, or maybe even felt beat up do to an overwhelming schedule? 

The truth is, all of us can relate to those times, and it can be just about any number of things going on in our lives that keep us from making our way to church.  I have found during these times that if we would simply press forward and make the decision to go to church to hear God’s word being taught — if we’d just spend some much-needed time in prayer and worship — we will usually find ourselves being restored and cleaned up.  Jesus knew we would have times like this, and He knew we would need to come to Him to be refreshed.   

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 (NKJV)

We need to remember the Satan and his emissaries are going to do everything they can to keep us from spending time with Jesus and the family of God.  They know the effect God’s word and spending time with the body of believers can have on us, and if they can get us to focus on our own problems, on someone else, or even our own desires, then we will not be focusing on our Lord.  

And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as isthe manner of some, but exhorting one another,and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. Heb. 10:24 (NKJV)

I want to encourage you to think and pray upon these things today. Don’t allow your personal issues to keep you from coming to spend time with other believers in the presence of the Lord. You may find yourself coming into worship bitter & beat up, or simply fatigued, but you will soon find yourself leaving totally blessed. You will find as you seek to worship God in spirit and in truth you will be led to lay down any issues you may have brought in with you, and you will be prepared to allow Him to help you navigate through every trial you face. God wants you to have a perfect peace, and He has provided a way for you to have this peace.  

You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You. Isaiah 26:3 (NKJV)

STUDY QUESTION: According to the Scriptures contained in this devotional, what can we learn with respect to our coming to the Lord?

PERSONAL INVENTORY: Are you willing to press through any fatigue or bitter feelings to worship the Lord and to seek the His will for your life and the situation you may be facing?

PRACTICAL APPLICATION:Decide to make spending time with the Lord your priority — both alone and with the body of believers.  Choose to push through those times you may feel beat up or fatigued, and allow Him to minister to you as you worship Him.  Choose to submit to His will for what you are facing and allow Him to deal with it in His perfect way and time. 

PRAYER: Father, Thank You for Your amazing love for us. Thank You for refreshing and ministering to me; especially during those times where I am feeling beat up or fatigued.  Help me to push through the times when I am tempted to skip my time with You Lord.  In Jesus’ precious name, amen…


Blessings upon your day, Scott




Copyright ©2017 by Pastor Scott Wright.
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