I’m amazed at how quickly and completely God can refresh us, if we let Him. I left for about 8 days of vacation. (I don’t think it’s a coincidence that 8 is the biblical number of “new beginnings.”) When I left, I was a mess. I was so exhausted that I was almost non-functional. I couldn’t think, I couldn’t sleep, I couldn’t form a sentence. All I could do was sit and stare and feel miserable. I didn’t see how a week away would begin to chisel away at that. But God did it. He did it when I wasn’t looking and wasn’t aware. He did it when I felt that nothing was happening. My family, who I was visiting, said they began to see some changes after a few days, even though I couldn’t feel the changes. It was when I arrived home that I knew something had happened. I went back to work and wow … what a difference. Go God! He always knows what we need, and how to provide it. All we have to do is ask … and let Him.