I remember praying with a friend through back-to-back hard. Her family was on mission in a country with an attempted coup, their monthly support had been cut and they were looking at a pile of medical bills from a summer-long health scare. Betsy de Cruz shares today about how to approach quiet time when life is hard.
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I’ve gone through seasons when I struggle to have a quiet time. Haven’t you?
Stress and a busy schedule can make it impossible to quiet our racing thoughts. When trouble weighs us down, or heartache seems to grow each day, we’re not able to focus long enough to even sense God’s presence, much less hear what He might want to say to us.
During times of trial, getting through the day can require all our physical and spiritual energy. Just when we need God most, we lack the strength to draw near to Him or the ability focus on prayer or Bible reading.
How can we keep showing up to invite God in when life is hard?
Maybe we need to first let go of our preconceived notions of what we’re supposed to do during our quiet time: follow a Bible reading plan, read a devotional guide, journal what we’re learning, and pray. Some days, we need to scale back and find simpler steps to reach out for God.
When life is hard, we need to embrace simple ways to invite more of God into our lives. I’m sharing 5 ways to approach quiet time when life is hard.