Good And Tired

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We’ve been away the past four days on a ministry team visiting our sister church in Nassau, Bahamas. It was a great trip where we witnessed God encourage hearts and strengthen those who were feeling weary, including ourselves.

We are tired, but it’s the good kind of tired where you feel satisfied.

There is another kind of tired where there is no satisfaction to be found. It weighs heavily on the mind and shoulders to the point where it’s hard to get out of bed in the morning–even after a full night’s rest.

What is the answer to such weariness of the soul?

PRAYER.

It’s the only place where we can unload our burdens to the only One who can bring help and hope.

How is your prayer life? Are you lingering in God’s presence until you feel the weight lifted? Or are you praying more on the run, all the while trying to catch your breath?

May we encourage you to take time today, bow before the Lord, cry out to Him in your distress, and let Him do what only He can do–bring rest to your soul. He loves it when we realize our great need for Him.

“Humility is perfect quietness of heart. It is to expect nothing, to wonder at nothing that is done to me, to feel nothing done against me. It is to be at rest when nobody praises me, and when I am blamed or despised. It is to have a blessed home in the Lord, where I can go in and shut the door, and kneel to my Father in secret, and am at peace as in a deep sea of calmness, when all around and above is trouble.”
― Andrew Murray

How can we pray for you today? Please feel free to share your need with us in the comments below. 

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4 Responses to Good And Tired

  1. Heather says:

    I could use prayer to run the race God has set before me (Hebrews 12:1) . For endurance when fighting my own flesh and sin when it comes to living life as a divorce woman and having periodic but frequent times of immense conflict and strife with my kids dad. The best way I’ve come to describe it is like a hurricane. The relationship and interactions with him hover overhead like a hurricane. At times I’m in the calm of the storm and then without warning another band of the wind and rain knock me over and down. I am caught off guard and become so weary so fast and react in my strength. On top of figuring out how to deal with him I sin and fall into listening to the devils lies of guilt and shame of my reactions and example. I need prayer that in the calm I would continue to be in constant prayer and preperation for this relationship and not grow lazy in thinking conflict will never arise again and thus be caught off guard with being ready to respond in the spirit. In the storm I need prayer to help with weariness and temptations to retreat in the dark away from everyone and anything. Especially my normal routine responsibilities. Thank you for posting this and asking how you can pray. ❤ It's been a rough 2 days and there's more communications needing to happen to resolve some visitation issues.

    • Heather says:

      PS that’s ^ probably a weird request since you mainly talk about godly marriages! I don’t read all your stuff bc it’d be too overwhelming when I have a failed marriage BUT I loooove what I do read and what I see from afar in your life as a godly Titus 2 woman. So I thought I’d post and request prayer anyway!

    • Debi Walter says:

      Oh Heather,
      I’m so glad you took the time to ask us to pray for you. I, too, marvel at your life from afar and how you seek to please and glorify God in all you do. I believe God carries you close to His heart giving you the strength to stand when everything within you wants to collapse. I will life you up in prayer, friend. God will meet you and help you. And thank you for your encouragement–it is timely more than you know.
      Love you,
      Debi

      • Heather says:

        Thank you for the prayers and encouragement!! The Kindness of God to put the body of Christ together for times like this! ❤

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