Have you ever picked up your cell phone intending to text someone or make a call and all you got was a black screen? Your phone was dead! No calls, texting, checking e-mails, etc. until your phone is connected to a charger.
Sometimes this can happen to us in our spiritual lives. We just feel out of energy, blah, like a blank screen. But we still have responsibilities and people who are depending on us.
I think this is what the Psalmist was feeling in Psalms 42:5 “Why are you in despair my soul? Why have your become disturbed within me?”
The Psalmist is describing his need for his spiritual battery to be charged. Thank goodness he doesn’t leave us there, he gives us the answer in the next verse. “Hope in God for I shall again praise Him, for the help of His presence.”
Just like we have to plug our phone into a power source, we need to plug us into the Lord. He is the ultimate power source and He loves to fill us with His Spirit and empower us so we can do the things we need to do.
If we just sit our dead phone by an electrical outlet nothing will happen. Not until there is a phone charger to connect them and allow the power to flow from the outlet. Prayer is like the cell phone charger. When we think about the goodness of God in our lives and then praise and thank Him for all He’s done for us, it energizes us!
When we just focus on how bad things are or how unfair life is, it will only drain us. Like Prov 17:22 says “But a broken spirit dries up the bones.”
Let’s remember to take time to charge ourselves spiritually just like we do our cell phones so we can be powered up all the time. Hope in the Lord and praise Him and He will fill us with life energy for our journey.
Hope you have a very blessed rest day!