Worn Out

Thursday, April 02, 2015  ::  

I've been pretty out of it this week. I told Chad I felt one of three possibilities may be happening.

     1. My 'bucket' (what I pour out of to do all the stuff I do) is empty.
     2. Hormonies were making me fuzzy and weird.
     3. Residual stroke effects (Dr said it would happen) could be causing fatigue.

Or what if it was a combination of all three? Or what if it's been allergies or I'm catching a cold? Or what if I was just being a wimp?

Bleh. That's it. Just Bleh.

Do you ever feel that way? I wish I could just go, go, go sometimes but I can't. And guess what...God knows I can't, that you can't, that he didn't create us to go, go go all the time.

Come to me all who labor and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  ~Matthew 11:28 

Even youths will grow tired and weary, and young men will stumble and fall. ~Isaiah 40:30

For I will satisfy the weary soul. ~Jeremiah 31:25

My soul finds rest in God alone. ~Psalm 62:1 
Sometimes I just need rest for no explanation at all. It's difficult for me to admit, mostly because I may not have anything to show for what is zapping my energy. However, I'm continually needing to grow in the area of resting in Jesus. Reading a book that is just fun. Taking a nap in the middle of my day off. Skipping exercise for the day. Baking cookies to give to some friends. Rest.

A friend of my shared an excellent verse with me yesterday that encouraged my soul. I'm going to commit it to memory. Does anyone else need to meditate on this?

I, Daniel, was worn out. I lay exhausted for several days. Then I went about the king's business. ~Daniel 8:27 

Yes! Exactly! Worn out and lay exhausted for a few days. But then we get up and go about King Jesus' business.

I haven't been very productive in output this week. But I'm simply taking a break, getting ready to go about the King's business.

What are you memorizing right now? What scripture is God using to speak to your heart lately? How are you feeling right now? Ready to go or needing rest? 

May your heart, mind, body, and soul find rest in Jesus! 

8 important comments so far. What are your thoughts?

Unknown said...

Your posts seem to have some oddly-perfect timing for me lately. I think I swing in extremes in this area - from feeling ready to take on the world, to wanting to crawl on my couch and be alone with a book for a week. I'm hoping over time this levels out and I understand my thresholds better.

I'm still working on this one from last month, but I hope to add another later on:
"The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion."
Proverbs 28:1

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Unknown said...

...apparently I deleted my comment. Here it is again.

I can certainly relate to thinking about (and practicing) rest. It's a weird season of life with transition, change, and lack of structure. I'm trying to actually rest while still engaging and preparing for what's to come. Not always easy for someone who likes to feel important based on what I do, but I've been feeling a lot more freedom in this area lately. Last month was a whirlwind, so I'm still working on Psalm 1, hoping to solidify what I have and add verses 5-6 to finish it out.
"Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; for the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish." (Sounds super uplifting, right? ;) )

Unknown said...

This is interesting because I find myself feeling very tired and yet this is a time when I need to push through and get to the finish line. So I'm going to memorize Isaiah 26:3-4
You keep him in perfect peace
whose mind is stayed on you,
because he trusts in you.
Trust in the Lord forever,
for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.

clepeau said...

I'm continuing on with Psalm 34, verses 4-5 this month.
I sought the Lord and he answered me and he delivered me from all many fears. Those who look to Him at radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed.

Angela DeSoto said...

I'm so late, but still memorizing. Last month I did a crappy job, but this month has already had a strong start for me, so at least that's encouraging.
This month:
Hebrews 12:12-13
"Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet. So that was is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather be healed."

(Since I just typed that from memory, I'm going to work on another for this month as well.)
Hebrews 12:28-29
"Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.

Anonymous said...

I need to be getting back on the wagon a little, but over the last week I've been memorizing Luke 12:12 in the ESV:

"for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say."

So true. :)

-Christy H

Unknown said...

This is a great reminder that we all need to take time to rest. I tend to do the same and want to go, go, go without ceasing. I cause myself to get so worn out that I fall face first in the dirt. Taking time to rest and relax is important, focusing on Gods grace.

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