Are You Tired Yet?
“You bless all who depend on you for their strength.” (Psalm 84:5a CEV)
Are you tired? Some of you are running on steam. You’re tired a lot. At the end of the day, you’re worn out and you’re running out of energy, and the reason why is real simple: You’re a human being.
We have to realize, our strength is limited. God’s strength is unlimited. Our strength is finite. God’s strength is infinite. Our strength is exhaustible, that’s why we get exhausted. God’s strength is inexhaustible. God never runs out of energy. God never gets tired. So, we need to depend on God’s strength not our own.
Here’s a good promise:
Isaiah 40:31 But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.
In the darkest moments of your life you need God’s strength to get you through. You’ve got to depend on him. Sounds good? Okay, but, how do we do that?
Well, you go to his promises found in his Word. You choose to surrender control over to him by trusting him. You choose not to worry, but instead you worship. You talk to him through prayer. You intentionally ask him for his strength, love and wisdom. And, you seek wise counsel from the people he has placed in your life. God gives you people to help carry you through hard times, too. He often works through people.
I love the story where Moses was praying during a battle between the Israelites and the Amalekites. As long as Moses held up his hands and prayed, the Israelites were winning. When Moses got tired and lowered his hands, the Amalekites gained the advantage. Moses got so tired that he had to have two friends actually hold up his hands for him until the Israelites won the battle.
"As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning. When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset.” - Exodus 17:11-12
You were not meant to go through this life alone. And you were not meant to go through life’s problems in your own strength. You need God’s strength, and you need other people who are committed to helping you live out God’s purpose for your life.