Do you ever have days … weeks … months when you’re tired? The past two weeks I’ve been waiting for my energy to arrive. Still waiting.
I’ve been exercising, eating right, getting sun, working, sleeping well … why, Lord? It’s easy to get discouraged when life isn’t going the way I plan! As I wait on Him and learn to accept with thankfulness my temporary weariness, I can rest in the One Who made me, saved me, loves me, and keeps me.
I treasure this picture of my Dad and me (above). Whenever I am with him, I feel loved, safe, and encouraged. In an infinitely greater way, my heavenly Father loves me, and His power is infinite – while ministering to me at my level. Oh, the wonder of it!
I invite you to join me in praising the all-loving One, Who knows and cares. We can rest in Him!
To weary Moses, God said (and forevermore promises to stay with all of His children):
“My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.’” Exodus 33:14
With the overwhelmed King David (the man after God’s own heart) we can pray:
“Hear my cry, O God; attend to my prayer. From the end of the earth I will cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For You have been a shelter for me, a strong tower from the enemy.” Psalm 61:1-3
“My flesh and my heart fail; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
The prophet Isaiah declared to Israel, and to us:
“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, but those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:28-31
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
The writer of Hebrews found refreshment and courage to continue on, by focusing on the unchanging character of our wonderful Savior, Jesus Christ. We can, too, because:
“For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:15-16
“Be still and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10