To the Tired and Weary Heart: God has Strength for You
Many of us are overwhelmed.
On the edge of a break down (or over the edge).
Our weakness is showing.
In fact, it’s very hard to miss.
As I was thinking about this, a chapter in Isaiah caught my eye.
“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. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” Isaiah 40:27
These passages help me understand a few things.
God is never ever tired.
He doesn’t have a limited supply of energy or power.
He isn’t tired of dealing with me.
He isn’t tired of dealing with you.
He isn’t tired of sustaining the whole world.
He gives His tired and weary children His strength and power.
Hmm, if I’m honest? As of lately, I don’t particularly feel His power and strength.
I feel short tempered and kind of feel like I’m drowning.
How about you?
A few lines down in that same chapter of Isaiah, it says:
“Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40: 30-31
Those who HOPE in the Lord will renew their strength.
Another translation says, “Those who WAIT on the Lord will renew their strength.
Are we hopefully waiting on the Lord?
Are we fixing our eyes on Him or on the world?
Are we believing His promises or are we believing fear?
Are we trusting He will do what needs to be done, or impatiently trying to fix and control things ourselves?
When our hope is in the Lord, it’s easier to see the end of the story more clearly...
And we know that we are going to be ok.
That knowledge, that eternal perspective, that’s what will renew our strength.
Because we will remember that the God who created the ends of the earth...
The God who knows everything and whose understanding no one else can fathom...
He is the One sustaining us.
Will we stumble and fall at times? Absolutely.
But we can fix our eyes on Him and remember who He is and what He’s done.
We will find strength in that.
We find strength in Him.
So weary heart, wait hopefully for your Creator to do what He does best.
He faithfully loves His children.
And He is going to give you the strength to get through this.
~Kelli Bachara, The Unraveling Blog