Refreshing for Your Soul

Life can be full of trials. (Ask a mom with four kids. Just sayin’.) When we go through hard days filled with unexpected troubles and turmoil, they can become wearisome weights if we allow them to be. Sometimes I feel myself sinking into the muck of them, too beat down to fight my way out.

But friends, Jesus is our Shepherd. He calls us to come and be near.

He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. Psalm 23:2 ESV

When we come He is sure to fill and refresh us. And He uses His servants to encourage us to draw from His living water. I’m thankful for my new friend, Sherry Stahl, who does just that!

Sherry Stahl Soul H2O

I found many favorites in her new devotional book, Soul H2O, but I’ll give you a couple of highlights. I love how Sherry encourages in a fresh way when it comes to living in fear versus walking in godly confidence. I have an inspiring new view on this subject now!

In Devotion 39, this is what she says about going through seasons when we feel unsettled:

Frequently, God moves us into ‘hot spots’ and makes us wait for an undetermined amount of time. The old ways are no longer comfortable; they lack fulfillment. We sense that things are about to change, but we don’t know how…or when!…If you’re sensing this in your life, be encouraged; God is up to something good.

I haven’t known Sherry very long, but I love how she will wake up at 4 in the morning to write a word from God. And I love her sense of humor. It made me laugh after I joined her launch team when she said,

So thankful God has connected us! Between the two of us people can stay nourished and refreshed 🙂 Teehee

Every time I soaked up the words in her Soul H2O devotional I felt so peaceful, just as if God had led me beside still waters. Each short devotional begins with a key verse, and then Sherry relates her experiences or simple biblical truths into her message. Following, is a prayer, and the entry ends with section aptly titled “Drawing from the Well.” My fellow writer, Bethany Mcllrath, describes it this way: “Instead of being about big life changes and heavy topics, Soul H2O offers basic life sustenance.” I encourage you to pick up a copy and be refreshed!

God fills and refreshes us, using His servants to encourage us to draw from His living water. [Tweet this]

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** I received this book free from the publisher, Word Alive Press, when I joined Sherry’s launch team. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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