Tuesday, April 21, 2009


"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28 (KJV)

I'm tired. It seems that I am nothing but tired. Of course, sleeping through the night would be very helpful. :)

My soul is weary with sorrow;
strengthen me according to your word.
Psalm 119:28 (NIV)

The Bible is full of places that show God understands our weariness, our sorrows and call us to lean on Him alone to carry us and give us rest. It is hard, though, to do just that. I often find in the midst of my exhaustion that I try to carry it all myself, to do it all on my own instead of turning to God for strength and support - not even because I want to, but rather because I am too tired to think of anything else. When I turn to Him and I rest in Him, then my soul is refreshed. He wants me to take care of myself though, He won't rescue me from my own follies of staying up late, or doing things that are unhealthy for me because He wants me to obey His laws of health given to help me.

So, I must evaluate myself and honestly look at my decisions to discover if I am tired because of my decisions or because of things beyond my control. I must be committed to do what it takes to have what I want, and what I want right now is to be rested so I can accomplish more in my day. That would be blessed.

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