Are you growing weary doing what is right? Does it seem like things aren’t getting any better? Your circumstances are not changing and you are starting to get discouraged. I mean you are a Christian and you should have your life together, right? But how do we get it together? Why is life such a struggle right now? Well life happens and it can overwhelm us but God is always there waiting for us to turn to Him. The good news is we can overcome weariness. When you are going through these weary times; open yourself up to receive. How do we receive when we can’t even get it together?
There are 4 tips to receiving and overcome weariness:
1. Get some rest! Matthew 11:28-30 (NLT) – Then Jesus said, “Come to me all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear and the burden I give you is light.God wants us to take His yoke but what does that means? It means to join or couple with Him and He will teach us to find the rest we need.
2. Cast your anxiety! 1 Peter 5:7 (ESV) – casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Philippians 4:6 (ESV) – do not be anxious about anything but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request made known to God. So, give all your anxieties to Jesus, cast them at His feet. How do we do this? By praying and supplication or petition with thanksgiving. We need to pray and thank Him because He has already taken care of the situation.
3. Learn to be content! Philippians 4:11 (AMP) – for I have learned to be content [and self-sufficient through Christ, satisfied to the point where I am not disturbed or uneasy] regardless of my circumstances. Imagine that! Being content regardless! I have a hard time being content without coffee! Now that is something to aspire for. Sometimes all we have is God and His word, yet that is all we need.
4. Don’t give up! Galatians 6:9 (NLT) – So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. You are almost there! Don’t get tired now. Your blessing is on the way don’t give up!
Father, we come before you because we are weary. Help us get it together! Give us the rest we need as we cast our anxieties on you. Help us be content in all circumstances and don’t let us give up. We thank you for the blessings coming our way!