Overcoming Setbacks: Overcoming Tiredness

In Luke 10:40-41, … Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore, tell her to help me.” And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things.

Likewise, in Psalm 63:1 the psalmist cries, O God, you are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You In a dry and thirsty land where there is no water.

Weariness is not a sin or a character flaw.

Weariness is not a sign of weakness.

Weariness is not something you can ignore and go on.

Faith in Christ does not make you immune to weariness or mind fatigue.

As Isaiah 32:2, states; A man will be as a hiding place from the wind, and a cover from the tempest, as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.

And Isaiah 50:4, reminds us; The Lord God has given Me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary. He awakens Me morning by morning; He awakens My ear to hear as the learned.

No matter who you are, you will experience a heavy burden and weary soul. It is precisely in the midst of our weariness that Jesus offers us His yoke, the opportunity to be tethered to Him.

When we rest, we imitate God. We remember the Lord of our salvation and focus our delight and joy in Him and His accomplished work on the cross, not on our own works. Rest in Him!

Posted in Daily Devotionals.