[tired and weary?]
I’ve had splendid two weeks – planned to the max, with something to do every single night after work and every day when there were days off. Several BBQ with friends from the youth group and our RedShift team; playing with my friends’ kiddos and pushing a stroller for the first time; laughing until my belly hurt and I could laugh no more; talking about serious things until 4AM with another couple of friends… However, while I am extremely thankful for my friends, this change of standard routine has worn the introvert in me out. Even my friends at work are saying that they are amazed with my new social life.
I came home tonight, crawled into my bed, and remembered two verses… Re-reading them was a good reminder.
Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.
Matthew 11:28, MSG
He’s Creator of all you can see or imagine. He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch his breath. And he knows everything, inside and out. He energizes those who get tired, gives fresh strength to dropouts. For even young people tire and drop out, young folk in their prime stumble and fall. But those who wait upon God get fresh strength. They spread their wings and soar like eagles, They run and don’t get tired, they walk and don’t lag behind.
Isaiah 40:30-31, MSG
I’m off to sleep now and it feels good to go to sleep knowing that God will take care of me, renew my strength, and hopefully wake me up tomorrow morning to welcome another day of my life helping to live it according to His will.