Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Are You Weary?




A lot of weariness has been going ‘round.  


Emotional weariness.


Physical weariness.


Yes. It’s important to take care of our mental health and to “know when we’re low”.  But, as Christians, there is often a bigger fight and battle going on.


We can’t just quit because we’re tired.


Oftentimes…. We forget that we are warriors.


God says in Ephesians 6:11, “Put on the full armor of God, so that you can stand against the devil’s schemes.”


Put on the ARMOR.  Armor is for battles. And it is used by warriors.


We grow weary and wonder “how long”, Lord? How long will certain battles go on? How long will certain prayer requests go unanswered?


Mark 14:37 tells us, “Then He returned to His disciples and found them sleeping.  “Simon”, he said to Peter, “are you asleep?  Couldn’t you keep watch for one hour”?


Yes.  We need to take care of ourselves.  But sometimes - when the world says, “take a break” (or in this case, go to sleep), God is saying, KEEP WATCH. For we are in a battle, and instead of “how long”, our question may need to be - “Can we pray for just one more hour of being awake”?


Galatians 6:9 “And let us not be WEARY in well-doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”


The answer to our weariness is not MORE REST. Why? Because we have things going on internally that affect our lives externally.


The answer is MORE GOD. More of God IN our rest. More of God IN our choices.


Experiencing HIS presence is the only way to restore our joy and strengths.


Isaiah 40:29 “He giveth power to the faint and to them that have no might, He INCREASETH strength.”


So if you are weary and low - as many of us have been - as we gaze and focus upon a new year, let us challenge ourselves to wear our armor. Keep on keeping on.


And seek MORE GOD. So that we have the strength - to - stand.