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.
Romans 12:2 is always a verse that I find helpful. Hope it blesses you
Proverbs 3:5-6 because it reminds that it is foolish to think I can understand the problems in the world. I just need to know that things will turn out fine under the Master’s leadership.
Hi Cathy!! As I read your blog post this Morning, I realized this is true for me as well. I have been feeling drained as well. Not only have I been drained due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but also to all of the racial tension going on in the U.S. Also, I have my own personal challenges that I am facing. If anything, this pandemic has taught me I can no longer run from my fears, but I have to face them head on. The truth is ugly, but it will set you free. The verse that calms me during… Read more »
So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever” (2 Corinthians 4:18).
When I’m feeling stressed and uncertain, this scripture gives me peace and reassurance that God will lead me to what I’m to do: Proverbs 16:3 NIV Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.