Thursday, April 5, 2007

Tired of Being Tired?

Are you tired all the time? Do you feel like you could go to sleep for several days and still not feel rested? Homeschooling parents of young children have a perpetual dazed look on their face and often wonder, “How will I find the energy to do all this work?” In addition to completing endless, daily tasks, a homeschooler’s energy is depleted when sleep is robbed by a little one’s cries that require the comfort of a hug to make it through the night.

Aren’t you glad God never gets tired? He is always there and ready for the day’s problems even when you aren’t. “Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.” (Isaiah 40:28) He is a loving God and has a strength-training program designed just for you. “He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.” (Isaiah 40:29)

The secret to finding that strength comes from waiting – waiting on Him. Without the wind, an eagle has to beat its wings against the air to fly because of its size. Without the Holy Spirit, we beat ourselves with the daily responsibilities of schoolwork, chores, and family. God’s Word reminds us that greater success is found when we wait for His power to lift us.

Would you like to soar today? Allow the Lord to come under your problems and raise you up to see the big picture below. Ask Him to show you what your life should look like. What activities can you eliminate or change? What daily routines can you begin to help you organize your day? “Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” (Isaiah 40: 30-31)

Lord, I claim the promise of Your strength today. Lift me up above all these tasks, and show me how to get everything done. I trust You to guide me and help me find the rest I need. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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