I’m tired . . . really tired. It’s the kind of tired that can become crippling. My brain is tired. My heart is tired. My emotions are tired.
Honestly, my faith is tired.
I often tell people that I was born into hard — hard circumstances and hard family dynamics that brought along hard emotional distress. When I became a Christian at the age of 19, the hard didn’t just disappear. I’ve experienced hard friendships, hard church transitions, and a slew of financial hardships. And so, at 34, I am tired.
This summer has left me with a bit of whiplash. Literally, one thing after another has come against me. I am at a loss in many ways and don’t know what to do. If you are in this place, know that God wants to bring us direction.
I don’t want to be tired and the Lord doesn’t want me to be tired. And He doesn’t want you to be tired either. His desire is for us to learn the rhythms of life and to learn how to navigate them with grace, endurance, trust, and hope.
I look through the Scriptures and I look at the life of Christ. He was busy. He was persecuted. He felt every emotion there is and faced every temptation imaginable, and yet, I don’t believe He lived tired. In those hard times, I believe He discovered how to find times of refreshing.
I have come realize that I was missing those times: Refreshing. Rested. Energy. Doesn’t that sound so good? Doesn’t that just fill you with the deepest sense of peace?
In recognizing that we are in a season when we need refreshing is exactly where He wants us. So, how do we lean into this refreshing?
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