“I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.”
– Jeremiah 31:25
I don’t know about you, but to me “Back to school” means back to busy. I find myself still trying to balance all of the responsibilities in my life. The first months back to school are exhausting. Not just in the physical sense, but emotionally and mentally as well. Trying to figure it all out leaves me feeling weary. Weary means feeling or showing tiredness, especially as a result of excessive exertion or lack of sleep; exhausted in strength, endurance, vigor, or freshness.
God talks about helping with weariness numerous times throughout the Bible. Isaiah 40:28 says “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom.” Since God never tires, He can ALWAYS give us strength when we need it. Although God can always give us strength, we have to ask and wait on Him. Waiting on God renews our strength and displays Godly wisdom. The longer we wait for God and His timing, the more we are resting, and that rest gives us the ability to run and not grow weary and walk and not grow faint, but this can only happen for those “who wait for the Lord.”
How often do we needlessly carry around burdens that we don’t need to? More often than not, and that’s why we are told by Jesus to take His yoke, meaning He won’t force it on us. We must freely come to Him and give over what we can’t carry by ourselves and take His yoke.
What burdens do you need to give over to the Lord?
As you go through your week remember many verses in the Bible tell us about the importance of rest. There is an empowerment in waiting, resting, and relying upon God and not ourselves. We have to trust that God will take care of all our needs if we would just trust Him!
Love and Nuggs,