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Waiting takes a lot out of you.
Some days, it feels like you have no more strength. Like, you can’t go on any further.
I know! Because I have had days like that. I still do, in all this waiting. It is so easy to get tired.
Last month I read through the book God’s Heart For You. In her book (pg. 125), Holley talks about a time when she was having a difficult week. She was sick. She was having some challenges at work. In her personal life she was also having some issues. A friend had invited her to pray and Holley opened up about her struggles. Her friend replied saying, “You are called to be a warrior.”
Holley began to tear up replying, “I know. But right now I’m just tired. I don’t feel like fighting anymore.” I know Holley’s heart here. I have been there, and I bet you’ve been there too.
Are you there right now? Are you ready to give up? Throw in the towel? You’ve got nothing else to give?
Holley’s response is so similar to my heart’s response during difficult seasons of my life, even sitting here writing this I am tired. This season of waiting has been long. It has taken a lot out of me. Some days I feel like I have nothing more to give.
But, there is hope for our weary souls, our tired lives.
Here is some hope for us today:
But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint.
(Isaiah 40:31 ESV)
You don’t have to go on in your own strength. Call out to the Lord and your strength will be renewed. This renewal is not because of us, it is because of Him! We can do all things, through Christ who gives us strength.
Even while we’re waiting, and we’re tired, and we want to give up, Christ is there ready to renew our strength!
Call on Him today!
Question for you:
Why is it so hard for us to let go of the try-hard, do it all, life? Are you ready to cast your cares onto Him?
This post is part of my 31 Days of Waiting series. Read all the posts in the series here.