As this week comes to a close, I am feeling both physically and emotionally tired and can feel my body closing down with exhaustion. My introvert needs are on the rise. As I find rest on my pillow to replenish my body, I turn to scripture to rejuvenate my soul. Proverbs reminds me that God knows my condition at all times and will attend to my needs, “Know well the condition of your flocks, and give attention to your herds,” Proverbs 27:23. My body and soul will find rest in God’s arms. Finding renewed strength from God is the only way for me to rejuvenate my body and soul and feel refreshed again in your life. Each time I reach such exhaustion in my life I am reminded of my deeper need for scripture and that my biggest failure is not turning to him in the midst of my weariness. Isaiah 40: 28 reads, “Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.” God is my strength. He does not grow weary and I must seek him always first.
As scripture continues to rejuvenate my soul through his word I find myself thirsty for his strength. God’s gift through his words brings such comfort and joy to my soul that my energy is renewed and I want to shout from the mountain top Psalm 150:6, “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!” I am rejuvenated when I seek to Praise the Lord! This rejuvenation now also saddens me in that I allowed the exhaustion to win over my body and soul and failed to seek my relationship with God to find the rest that I needed. Moving forward now in my life, I pray that I will seek God always first even in the midst of something as simple as exhaustion creeping both spiritually and physically into my life. Matthew 11: 28-30 reads, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” This verse reminds me that it I turn my burdens over to the Lord, I will find my burdens much lighter.
Seeking God’s Wings
As I replenish with scripture, rest in the midst of my family and friends and enjoy the loving arms of my husband, I realize how blessed God has been in my life. I give him the all the glory and am reminded that walking through each day in his name that I will feel less tired and more energized. Thank Lord for this lesson. You will find me now under his wings as in Psalm 91:4, “He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.” As I wait under his wings for the Lord my strength is being renewed: “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
Closing Verse: Jeremiah 31: 25, “For I will satisfy the weary soul, and every languishing soul I will replenish.”
Challenge: Seek scripture when the challenges of life seem to be mounting. Find refuge in God’s wings.