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God's strength can renew us in our daily walk

Posted Friday, September 28, 2012, at 2:10 PM

"Why would you ever complain, O Jacob, or, whine, Israel, saying,? "God has lost track of me. He doesn't care what happens to me"?? Don't you know anything? Haven't you been listening??God doesn't come and go. God lasts. He's Creator of all you can see or imagine. He doesn't get tired out, doesn't pause to catch his breath. And he knows everything, inside and out. He energizes those who get tired, gives fresh strength to dropouts. For even young people tire and drop out, young folk in their prime stumble and fall. But those who wait upon God get fresh strength. They spread their wings and soar like eagles. They run and don't get tired, they walk and don't lag behind."

(Isaiah 40:27-31, MSG)

Fatigue can be a nuisance for everyone. Nothing makes a person unable to cope with work, family, household chores, and life circumstances more than fatigue. The most difficult times of service can be in the monotonous, grind of everyday life when we feel like we are spinning our wheels.

Being tired all the time can affect your mind, will, and emotions. However, God has promised to satisfy and replenish your weary soul. Scripture offers ways to feel renewed through the fatigue and weariness:

Support from close friends, family, or church members can help handle stress more effectively. Knowing someone is there to "bear up" the load can make difficult circumstances more tolerable (Isaiah 50:4, Galatians 6:2)

Invest time in yourself for a sense of renewed strength. Renewal of spirit and energy can enhance productivity and creativity (Eccl 5:8)

Beware of over commitment and always being a "yes" person. You know how much you can handle. Don't let others guilt you into carrying a burden that is not yours to carry. Learn to say, "no" and reprioritize your responsibilities (Heb 12:1, Matt 6:33)

I encourage you to see God for the powerful Creator that He is. He never tires nor grows weary. All human strength lacks and falls short in comparison to the strength we gain from the omniscient, all-powerful God that we serve. The Lord's children can exchange their weakness for God's strength in our daily walk of life.

Christina is the founder of Relentless Love Ministries and lives in Linton. She is an active speaker, guest lecturer, and published author. For more information, questions, or comments, email chollensbe@mac.com .

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