I’m weary. Tired. My heart seems so…empty. But why? My life is good. My family is safe and healthy. Things are good, so why do I feel so weary?
This past year of Covid-19 has taken a toll on us all. Our lives have considerably shifted, and for the first time in over 200 years, we are being told what we can do and what we can’t. Some get defensive, others become submissive, and still others simply walk the path. It has been a year that has mentally, physically, and spiritually sucked us dry.
Our family has traveled the cancer path there and back, successfully. We’ve remained safe from Covid. Our finances remained stable. We have all we need, so why then – do I feel so drained?
Paul knew when he penned his letter to the Galatians, that they too were becoming weary. He reminded the people to gently rebuke wrong, to be careful of temptation, and to test their actions. It was a difficult time, and he could see they needed guidance and encouragement. They needed the umph to continue even when things seemed desolate. Finally, in his encouragement, Paul stated not to become weary in doing good. Good always prevails, so we don’t give up.
Our world seems to be spinning out of control, and our spiritual self fights hard to keep us upright in God’s ways. When all we see physically are the things that try to derail us, our hope tends to wane. We are vulnerable, and the prince of darkness knows that, so he bears down, making every effort to crush our faith and hope.
God is faithful. His promises are true. When we feel ourselves growing weary from the pressures of the world, it’s time to reach out and up – to stretch hard to reconnect to that which Satan tries to separate us from. Paul warned us not to be deceived. More than anything, we, as children of the King, must hold tightly to the nail-scarred hand. Deception is rampant.
When weariness falls over you, remember the strength given to you through the Lamb. Grasp hold. Lift your hands in praise, for God is mighty, and He will not be overcome. Rather, He will be the overcomer.
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