By Dawn Bennett
Weariness can develop in multiple ways – spiritual, emotional, mental or physical. Sometimes it can be a heaviness upon us, a tiredness in our day, or a nagging about us. But our first response when we start to feel this way needs to be the remembrance that The Lord renews our strength. Isaiah 40:31 says “But they who wait for 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.” He tells us to wait on Him, and He will give us strength. Wait on Him and He will bring us high above the circumstance. Wait on Him because He is always there. Verse 28 of the same chapter says “The Lord is the everlasting God………He never grows weak or weary.” Even when we grow weary He does NOT!!. He is there to give us all the strength we need. Verse 29 goes on to say “He gives strength to the weary and increases power of the weak.” He gives us power even in our weakness! When we are weak He is strong. We have to remember the promises God gives us. No matter what we are feeling, no matter the circumstance, no matter the burden. He is able and willing to give us strength through it all.
We can receive strength in many ways…..Encouragement from others, direction from The Word, words from a song, intimate time in prayer; and one of my favorites is by helping someone else in their weariness. Often times when we put ourselves out there to encourage someone else and to pray for them, we then become encouraged and strengthen. The Bible says in Job 42:10 “and the Lord restored the fortunes of Job, when he had prayed for his friends…”. And it says in 2 Corinthians 1:4 “He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us”. When we are in the practice of praying for others, our own heaviness becomes lighter, our own worries become joy, our own weaknesses become strengthened, even our own unanswered prayers become answered.
Instead of trying to figure out a way to fix your weariness, allow God to do it. His ways of doing things are way more effective. Get into prayer, get into the Word, pray for others and wait on Him and see what happens. If God promises it, it will happen!!!