Five Ways to Conquer Weariness

May 20, 2014

Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith. . . Hebrews 12:1-2a

1. Pursue God’s Presence. “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you” (James 4:8). If you’ve let yourself get worn down, go to the Father who wants to impart fresh strength. Spend time in God’s presence—listen to Him, talk to Him, worship Him. It will take you out of lethargy and into momentum.

2. Get Quality Sleep. God offers rest to the weary (Isaiah 28:11-12). Even if you’ve dealt with insomnia or have children keeping you up, God wants to give you sweet sleep without fear (Proverbs 3:24). It’s His promise, so you can believe for it!

3. Pray in the Spirit. This practical, biblical tool will help you in your prayer life. You can pray on the go, but also set aside time alone to pray. You will be strengthened with might and power in the inner man (Colossians 1:11; Ephesians 3:16), and you will be built up (Jude 1:20).

4. Learn to Laugh. A merry heart does good like a medicine (Proverbs 17:22). Every one of us knows that life is too serious to pretend. And the Bible says that the joy of the Lord is our strength—through every circumstance of life we can have joy knowing that God has everything figured out and we can trust Him. Every day, try to crack yourself up.

5. Fix Your Eyes on Jesus. “For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart” (Hebrews 12:3). Get strong in the Lord and in the power of His might and you will win this thing. Keep your eyes on Jesus, and you will finish strong.

Wea•ry adj. – physically or mentally exhausted by hard work, exertion, strain

Daily Confession
Based on Isaiah 40:27-31
My way is not hidden from the Lord. He gives strength to the weary, and when I lack might He increases my power! Even young people grow weary and stumble, but I will wait on the Lord and gain new strength. I will mount up with wings like eagles. I will run and not get tired. I will walk and not grow weary!

God bless you!
Pastor Jeff

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