Psalm 59:16: “But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.”

There is enough craziness going on that could drive us insane; there is enough brokenness that could dip us into deep depression – I believe that we all could use a safe place to lick our wounds and heal, to chill and collect our thoughts, or to just unwind and be ourselves. Nobody runs on steroids 24/7 without paying the price at some point. We need room to breathe. Actually, that’s where weekends come in handy. A 7-day-week with one day set aside to step out of the box of busyness is a great concept, isn’t it?

Like any great concept, we might agree to it in theory, but in all reality it’s tempting to be always busy. Life is demanding enough. It’s up to us to periodically step away from life’s demands and draw the line in the sand. In other words: we have to make a concerted effort. The place of safety doesn’t come to us by accident. Like any hotel room, we need to book this place in advance. If we have a full calendar, we need to block out the time we need for ourselves.

Personally, I relish the excitement of productivity, and I love it when God inspires me with His kind of prompting in my heart as the day wears on. However, we have a different kind of access to God when the curtains fall and productivity is out of the picture. If we’re missing out on this special time with Him, we’re also majorly missing out during our productive times.

Meet God in your pajamas and you’ll meet him in your business suit. If you make this your habit, it will feel more natural to retreat to Him in times of distress. We all need His love, but we especially need it when we are broken. It is good to remember that His love never fails.

Give Him the time of day and you’ll have the time of your life.