Scattered Seeds

Daily Devotion – A Balm to My Weary Soul

Drawn from my archives

I was tired today–all day–and I wasn’t sure why. My eye was twitching too. You know that weird winky thing your eye does when you’re overtired or feeling stressed? Maybe you don’t. It could be that I just have weird eyes.

I felt like I needed a jump start, maybe a drive, an ice cream, or a good laugh at Youtube. But at the end of the day, I was all the more exhausted and my eye was still busy doing its thing.

I guess all of this change is getting to me as the little things are adding up to a lot. A lot of worry, a lot of concern, but mostly it’s a lot of me, needing to let go and let God. Needing to trust Him more than I do. Needing to stand back and let Him do His work. As long as I’m stressed, and worried, and overthinking my life, I’m still holding on to that which I need to let go of.

Finally, the words of Elisabeth Elliot are a balm to my weary soul. She writes, “We are meddling with God’s business when we let all manner of imaginings loose, predicting disaster, contemplating possibilities instead of following, one day at a time, God’s plain simple pathway. When we try to meet difficulties prematurely we have neither the light nor the strength for them yet.”

Help me to let go today, Lord. Help me to trust in Your strength and follow Your lead.

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Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.

She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.

It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical FitnessReshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.

Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at

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You are loved by an almighty God,

Darlene Schacht
The Time-Warp Wife

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