Help Lord, I’m Tired
This week I’m feeling the enemy’s presence. I’m a little worn out and emotionally exhausted, but the Lord reminded of this sermon. Despite my exhaustion, the Lord has continued to be so sweet and he has given me strength. But I know I am not the only who is worn out, right?
Are you tired? Do you feel like your strength and hope need to be renewed? This isn’t just about being tired physically, although when we are tired physically, it affects us in other areas, but what about being tired emotionally, spiritually, and mentally? You might be tired of being single, tired of waiting for a job, tired of your marriage, tired of paying bills, tired of waiting for a baby and the list could go on and on.
As always, I loved Tim Dilena’s recent sermon on this topic. He reminded me that in John 4:6, Jesus was tired too. Jesus can relate to exactly how we feel.
Think about what you are waiting for. What about the waiting process makes you tired? It probably isn’t the thing you are waiting on, but instead it’s the length of how long you have to wait. If you have only been waiting a day, you probably are doing just fine, but if it’s been months or even years, you are probably exhausted. When exhaustion hits us it is easy to choose our own path. It seems easier to pursue the end result instead of being patient on the journey it takes to get us there.
But, what you have to remember is there is always purpose in the waiting. God’s road always leads you somewhere. He doesn’t take you on a journey to waste time or for there to be no purpose. His journeys always have purpose and they always produce character and fruit.
You might think “that’s great Caroline. I know that I am supposed to stay on course with him, but where will my hope and energy come from?” When you are at the end of your rope and exhausted, you need to remember that at your very best, you are still weaker than God’s weakest point. You don’t have to have the energy and strength, but God is the one who will give you strength when you are weary. It’s time to tap into that strength by asking him for your strength to be renewed every day! It’s a daily commitment to look to Him for strength. “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
No matter how much you feel like you are stuck in a vicious cycle and the road seems long and you are ready to give up, just keep pressing forward and choosing hope. There is always hope and strength to be found in every situation if and when you choose to put your trust in Him! “Even if you are in tears today, joy comes in the morning!” Psalm 30:5
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
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