Thursday, July 13, 2017

Weak, weary, exhausted...

by Debi Baker

Psalm 46:1, "1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble."

Isaiah 40:29, "29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak."

Jeremiah 31:25, "25 I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint."

 Matthew 11:28-29, "28Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, 
and I will give you rest.  29 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."

I don't know where you currently find yourself but I find that I am spent...exhausted!  I don't feel like I can continue carrying out this walk with God!  In light of this exhaustion, I decided to look for some verses to help me out of my funk.  I found several but these 3 seemed to help the most.

I know that God is my help.  I know that when I am weak He is strong.  I know that when I'm spent and exhausted beyond measure, He is my rest.  I know that when I am weary, all I have to do is lay my head on His chest.  Even when the thing that causes my weakness and my exhaustion and my weariness I know that I can find what I need in God.  

I'm ready for this to be over, but God is in charge of all that is me.  I struggle with being in this state but I also know I brought it on myself.  How?  The same way it happens to most of us; by not allowing myself to slow down and focus on the most important thing in my life...the Lord! Yes, I was/am doing my daily reading and studying and spending time with God.  But most of the time I find it's hurried and surface rather than slow and deliberate!  I've allowed myself to be so consumed with my role as wife, mother, daughter and lead pastor that I have lost focus of my Savior.

Well, NO MORE!!  Just as God multiplies my finances when I am faithful with the 10%, He will be faithful with my 24-hours in a day!  My 10% of 24-hours is 2.4 hours...a day.  However, that 2.4 hours isn't to include the time spent in prep for my ministry...part of it can be, but the bulk should be MY time with God!!!  Doing that, the funk will be gone and I'll be back to my old self before I know it!!

What about you?  Are you in the same boat as I?  Perhaps your boat is different and yet the result is the same.  I challenge you to give to God that 2.4 hours'll be back sooner than later!!

Have a blessed day!!
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