Do you ever get tired? I don’t mean “it’s been a busy day, I’m exhausted tiered.” I’m talking about tired in spirit.
So tired even breathing is an effort.
I love the Biblical story of Esther. It’s a major theme in Hesitant Heroes.
Esther lived in a great palace but there were times in her life when she was spiritually tired. She lived through the turmoil of not knowing what direction her life would take.
She was orphaned but God provided her cousin Mordecai to love and raise her. Because she was so beautiful she was brought to the palace for a great beauty pageant and a chance to become the king’s wife.
I guess this was the original “Bachelor.”
For a year she didn’t know if she’d become queen or be sent home. Her life was full of uncertainty. All of this must have made her tired. Tired of waiting, tired of wondering what’s going to happen next.
Of course, after becoming queen she faced an even greater crisis.
She had to risk her life to save the Jewish people. Once again, she was spiritually tired.
It’s all right to get tired.
God doesn’t get angry with us when all we want to do is lay down and cry. God allowed the prophets, Jonah and Elijah, to have a good night’s sleep and a pity party when they were tired.
He spoke to them in mighty ways but only after they were refreshed physically by sleep. Sometimes sleep is the best remedy.
Prayer is vital.
Esther’s friends and family prayed for her. Esther prayed too and the Lord answered in a powerful way. He refreshed her spirit.
It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old you will get tired. Physically, mentally, spiritually. Don’t be angry with yourself when this happens.
Just trust your heavenly Father to sustain you. Allow Him to carry you. To lift you up on wings like eagles.
Lay back and rest in His never-ending, always powerful love.
“But those who wait on 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 (NKJV)
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