Can you relate to being just plain ol' worn out? After a day of chasing twenty four-year-olds, I then had to come home and grade homeschool tests and quizzes. Then, I had to go to church and lead my children's choir and then rush off to adult choir. Whew! Wednesdays feel like they will never end.
This morning when the alarm went off, I slammed the snooze button and groaned. I was just so tired I didn't want to move. Pulling the covers over my head and going back to sleep seemed like a good idea except I had to get up and prepare to face those little ones again.
Finally, I dragged myself to the bathroom for a shower hoping for reviving there. That helped, but I still trudged down the hall with a lackluster swagger.
When I settled in to read my devotion this morning, my eyes popped open at the first line: "Come to me for rest and refreshment." OK, You've got my attention.
I was reading in JESUS CALLING by Sarah Young. The next couple of lines really spoke to me.
"The journey has been too much for you, and you are bone-weary. Do not be ashamed of your exhaustion. Instead, see it as an opportunity for Me to take charge of your life."
Those words comforted and encouraged me. God knows I'm going to wear out sometimes, but I need not let that get me down. He's there to help me along as I take it step-by-step.
Because I'm in a battle against the world, the flesh, and the devil, I will experience exhaustion. I have to focus on Christ and follow His path for me.
If you're feeling worn out, focus on Him and remember His words: "Come to Me all who are heavy burdened and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you for my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
When the Lord says we can yoke to Him, it means He will share the burdens with us. This means we can handle it with Him by our side. We can make it through the long day. We can praise Him for the rest we can only find in and through Him.
Thank You, God, for seeing me through this day. Great is Your faithfulness!