Lately, I’ve been hearing these two words all over social media. In fact, last Sunday’s message at online church was about these same two words, “I’M TIRED!”
I’m tired too. How about you?
For me, it’s a combination of the COVID restrictions, the current U.S. racial tensions, and on top of that, I’m about a week into the Sugar Detox so it’s zapping some of my energy.
As I prayed this morning, I realized that although those things are draining, what is really at the root is a sense of powerlessness—a sense of feeling out of control. Whether it’s with my daily schedule, my eating, or what’s happening in the world, I feel tired of fighting a losing battle.
But as I read God’s Word, I realize that this tiredness and sense of hopelessness I experience is not necessary.
I went back to Psalm 1 today. It refreshed me as it reminds me of the benefits that come from delighting in God’s words and precepts. And 2 Chronicles 20:15 reminds me that the battle is the Lord’s!
After spending time in God’s Word this morning, I don’t feel tired anymore—I feel refreshed and encouraged. Yet, I keep forgetting that this spiritual refreshment is available to me at any given moment. So I’m praying that the spirit of remembrance will well up in me and lead me back to God’s Word every time I feel tired.
I’m praying that I will hunger and thirst for God’s Word like a newborn baby craves milk (1 Peter 2:2). And I’m praying that God’s Word will be my first line of defense instead of an afterthought.
If you’re feeling tired, open God’s Word and find rest in Him. It may sound cliche, but that’s because it’s true every single time. I have never opened God’s Word and not found an answer, been comforted, or found the solace that I was seeking. The true rest that you’re seeking from everything that’s going on in your life right now can ONLY be found in God’s Word.
I challenge you to open your Bible to find rest from whatever is tiring you out today. If you have a minute, post the Scripture that ministers to you in the comment section below so it can also minister to others.