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Waste: (of a person or a part of the body) become progressively weaker and more emaciated.

When I was younger and would express how “starving” I was, I would often have a relative poke fun at me by saying something like: “Oh, you must just be wasting away!”

And when planning for this post, I remembered this. The message that I feel led to give is this:

Many are wasting away. Many are starving themselves spiritually and aren’t getting the proper “nutrients” in their walk with Christ. And because of this, they are starving. They’re becoming weaker and weaker. And now is the time to do something about it. 

To those people, I say this: You’re not defeated and you’re not done. You can pick yourself back up and put in the work. You can be revived once again. And you can be restored. 

You are never too far gone. God will always accept you. 

Come back to Him today. It’s possible, and He’s waiting.

Maddisen Sauls is the smile and voice behind the Everyday Joy blog as well as the author of the Word of the Week posts and the editor of by leaps and bounds. Throughout her life, Maddisen has worked as a reporter for small town newspapers, a School Age and Preschool teacher, and has acquired her ministerial license. 

An avid book reader and lover of the written word, Maddisen is passionate about using her favorite medium to reach the lost and the hurting, and to offer encouragement and hope to those struggling through life. 

Following her battle with depression, Maddisen has made it her mission to help other people through this journey and to bring joy to the lives of the people around her. 

You can find Maddisen on Instagram @maddisen.paige

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