"He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increaseth strength." Isaiah 40:29. Are you weary? If we are honest, we will admit most of us have been spiritually tired and it can be because of many things. For instance, unanswered prayers, disappointments or dreams that we worked on that never came true. It all can cause us to have some kind of weariness. But today we can look at this Scripture in Isaiah and have hope because God gives strength to the weary and He increases the power of the weak. No matter who we are or how strong we are, trying to live life on our own and make decisions without God will be hard. We have all experienced some sort of disappointments, doing things without God. And it makes us tired physically and emotionally. When we attempt to live for Jesus in our own strength, we will always be tired. God is our strength and God never gets tired and he never gets weak or is weary. He loves giving us His power to make us strong and His strength to the powerless.
The good news is, God knows we cannot obey His word without Him, that it's impossible for us to do it all by ourselves. We are going to have some good days some bad days; and during the bad days we are going to need God's strength and His help to get through them. When we as Christians believe God and who He is, we are given His power and strength and can look for His help. Through prayer, reading the Bible and worshipping Him through songs, we receive God's strength. We must wait on Him and spend time with Him because then, we will have God's strength on the inside of us, in our lives to help us through the weak times. We must learn to get away and refresh ourselves in the Lord. The Bible tells us that Jesus and His followers took time to get away. They chose to go to a place away from the people and spend time in prayer, and to fine peace with the Lord. "But you when you pray, go into your inner room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret will reward you." Matthew 6:6. NIV.
This Scripture doesn't mean going off alone by yourself, hiding from others. Because that can cause you to become isolated and depressed. Instead, become more involved with your church, get involved with Bible study; even get on a committee. Have fun, join a bowling league, a reading club, go to the zoo and feed the ducks. Now that is so relaxing. Put your life into God's hand. We all know life can be a struggle and we push God to the back of all the things in life. But God is not a last-minute visitor or a back-seat driver. He is the Head and not the tail we must learn to put God first in everything that we do, think about, or feel: not just when circumstances come up in our lives and we need help, or we want deliverance; or even when we feel life is a burden and we can't bear life anymore. The Bible tells us that we must put God first in everything we do and He will direct us and crown our efforts with success (Proverbs 3:6). We must also take care of our bodies and minds by eating healthy and getting plenty of sleep; because if we don't, we will become stressed and that weighs us down. It can also play a part in spiritual fatigue. When we are tired, hungry, or stressed, we can't give ourselves fully to God. We must become a living sacrifice for God, a holy sacrifice, so we are acceptable to Him, and this is truly the way to worship God. (Romans 12:2). When we become used to thinking negative this too, will wear us out; we must think on positive things. And most of all, keep God first in our lives. "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." Philippians 4:8.