There have been seasons of my life where I’ve allowed weariness to take on a different form.
Allowed it to become my identity or part of who I am instead of a symptom of something that needs change. It defines me, subconsciously, to the point where I’m numb to any hope for it to subside. It’s just a part of who I am.
Granted there are many moments in my life where weariness has indeed been a symptom of underlying physical health issues: a bad flu coming on, pneumonia that seeks to linger, or other ailments indicated by blood work or a quick check with the doctor. There was even a moment in my life when I was a mama of newborn twins getting a total of 3 hours of sleep per day—amounting to an understandable season of weariness in my life.
But then there were other moments of weariness in my life when I allowed its presence to rule my heart and mind without any real cause.
I succumbed to the ideas that there are legitimate daily stressors, constant busyness, and other life ailments which amounted to a depletion of energy… but aren’t these things typically a part of our daily lives?
Yet, I surrender to the self-perceived inevitable weariness. It leaches its presence onto me as I struggle to go about my day leaning on my own strength to keep me moving just one more step. Letting it adhere, becoming a hopeless part of my daily thinking as it clings to me affecting me not only physically, but emotionally and spiritually as well.
A weariness that seeks to define me without any real symptom or cause… without hope for change.
This type of weariness is when I allow my own strength, my own agenda, my own SELF to get in the way of God’s insurmountable strength and His sufficient presence to rule my heart—to rule over my exhausted and self-imposed state. I begin to rely on my own strength which wanes in comparison to the One who offers His, which is always infinitely greater than my own.
God’s strength never fails.
Oftentimes we allow weariness to become more than a symptom of our current predicaments—weariness becomes us instead of gives us eyes to see the need for a deeper medicine that will mend.
In every weary season of our life, whether there’s an actual symptom of weariness in our physical health or we’ve allowed it to creep into the personal identity of who we are and how we live, we have an antidote available to help us through the fatigue. Whether you are battling cancer and need strength beyond your own to get you through another painful day, or you are up against daily deadlines with work causing overwhelming anxiety, stress, and fatigue, God has the power to bend the rules and bring strength beyond your own abilities:
To increase joy amidst dismal circumstances.
To allow peace to transform our hearts and resist the stressors.
To bring a deeper hope beyond what the world betrays.
We can do anything and everything through God’s strength who strengthens us.
Seek God to:
- Change your heart to one of trusting Him to intercede in the battles that leave you weary and wounded.
- Change your mindset of “I’m too tired” to “His strength will strengthen me.”
- Communicate through the power of prayer to overcome every ailment, every ache or pain in your life that seeks to control you.
Do not allow your situations to rein you into a hopeless state of chronic weariness leaving you lacking in joy, peace, and hope this Christmas season. Allow God’s antidote of infinite strength and sufficiency surpass your weary soul.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13)