April
17
2017

Rest in Him

I'm tired this morning.  It's not a physical thing.  I slept very last night and I haven't done anything, like exercise or stuff, to cause me to be physically tired.  I'm not emotionally tired.  I feel great and my attitude is pretty good.  Mostly, I think I'm spiritually tired.

Spiritually tired?  What's that you say?  I'm not sure I can adequately explain it so that anyone but me can understand.  But here goes my best effort.

I can't seem to focus on reading/studying the Scripture this morning.  Right now, it's hard for me to really connect with God in prayer.  It's not that I don't want to, it's just that, right now, it's hard to stay focused enough.  I know this isn't permanent.  I realize that coming out of this funk is going to take some extra spiritual want to (bad grammar but oh well).

It's a matter of doing what I know to do; I need to go back to the basics.  I need to rely on the promises from Scripture I know to be true.  Here are a few of the Scriptures that have helped me in the past.

"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."  (Matthew 11:27-30, ESV).

 

"He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.  Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; 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 40:29-31, ESV).

 

I don't think this will last long.  I just need to rest in Him.  I will wait upon Him this morning.  I will take him at His word.  I will let Him accomplish His work in me.  Our God is an awesome God!

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