School is in full swing, the state fair starts in two days, 4-H record books are due in about two weeks, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Life has been incredibly hectic and busy for me lately. What time I've had to write I've actually worked on my book and not my blog, so it's been a while since I've made an entry. But that's a good thing. Even though I'm still on the very first, very rough draft of my WIP, I've made some progress in fine-tuning the "direction" in which I'm headed with my story.
But since I haven't posted an entry in awhile, I thought I'd better get busy. But I was SO tired that I had no idea what to write about. I thought, if I am that tired, perhaps I need to see what God has to say about being weary. So, as I sit here typing this, feeling nearly depleted in strength and energy, I seek God's counsel on the matter. As it turns out, He has quite a lot to say about it.
"Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the end of the earth
Does not become weary or tired.
His understanding is inscrutable.
He gives strength to the weary.
And to him who lack might He increases power.
Though youths grow weary and tired,
And vigorous young men stumble badly,
Yet those who wait for the Lord
Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wing like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary. " Isaiah 40: 28-31
Yes, our bodies get physically tired. Yes, we can become mentally tired. Exhausted even. But God promises, in his infinite wisdom and power, that He will renew our strength. He gives rest to the weary.
Jesus said, "Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and you shall find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My load is light." Matthew 11:28-30
He knew just what I needed to hear this evening. I feel like I need rest tonight ... body, mind, and soul. And while I seek His promised rest and renewed strength, amidst all the chaos of this world and the busyness of my life, I am going to be "anxious for nothing....(Phil 4: 6-7) " . I'm going to stop, be still, and know that He is God. I'm not only going to rest in Him, I'm going to TRUST in Him. No matter what troubles our minds or hearts, HE is the answer. He is the beginning of all knowledge.
I hope that you will find rest in Him today. No matter what your circumstances are or where you find yourself, go to Him. Give Him your burdens. He's there with His arms outstretched....waiting to embrace us. As I hit the post button, that's where I'm headed, straight into His arms. For I am weak, but He is strong!