Lately, God has been telling me to tune into Joyce Meyer’s Enjoying Everyday Life broadcasts and I must say He’s right again. This week Joyce has been hitting on a subject close to home, weariness. She has been providing her audience with practical steps on how not to sink down into the heaviness of this weight by turning it all over to God to lighten the load. She’s even gone as far to say that once you give it all to Him, your soul will feel like its on vacation.
I get this idea and am glad that it’s possible to live that way when you feel that all your waking hours are spent walking through thick mud. That each step is so hard to take and that you feel like you’re going nowhere. I’m living at that place now and I know that Satan loves putting me there. You just get weary.
Here’s how Dictionary.com defines “weary” in adjective form:1.physically or mentally exhausted by hard work, exertion, strain, etc.; fatigued; tired: weary eyes; a weary brain.2.characterized by or causing fatigue: a weary journey.3.impatient or dissatisfied with something (often fol. by of): weary of excuse4.characterized by or causing impatience or dissatisfaction; tedious; irksome: a weary wait.
Isaiah 40:29-31 (New International Version)
29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
31 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.
So yeah, my feet are tired. My body is tired. There also seems to be a lack of joy presently in my life. I’m obeying, praying, serving, thanking, praising, crying, studying, walking, and more importantly, trusting. I am hoping that someday soon, things won’t be as hard. God recently whispered that to me in prayer and I’m holding on to that.
My soul does need a vacation and I guess this post is self-reminder again of my need to give my burdens on over to the Lord. How are you doing carrying your load?
Trusting in Him,
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