Josie NavasComment

From Tired to Rested

Josie NavasComment
From Tired to Rested

Have you ever felt desperately exhausted; emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically drained?

I laid on my bed, with my arms stretched out, and tears rolling down my face from the overwhelming challenges from that week.

Frustrated and discouraged, I wanted to throw in the towel. I tried to escape from everything and everyone. I felt like this season would never end.

I’m tired of this season. Why does it have to be such a long season for me? Why can’t God bring this season to an end? Why can’t He see that I have done my best to be faithful, even through the hardest times in my life? Why can’t He see the growth? Why can’t he see that my heart is entirely His?

I’m tired. But I will not quit.

I won’t quit because God has been too good to me.

I need God to lead me into rest.

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth.”

Psalm 46:10

I know He will sustain me because He has done it before.

Life is not easy, but God is always there.

In our seasons of life, He is there regardless of our feelings.

I forced myself to find a peaceful place to gather my thoughts, to cry out to God, and share what was in my heart. He understands our human emotions. He hears and sees all things; nothing is hidden from Him. He longs to encourage and speak life into us.

He is my strength and my restoration.

“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”

Isaiah 40:29

In the seasons of life, He will carry you, and regardless of the length of the season, there is always something that will build us for what God is going to do within us.

I challenge you to write down one thing God taught you each day. In the busyness of each day, whisper His name, and He will refresh you.

“Our help is in the name of the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.”

Psalm 124:8

Dear Father,

I am exhausted. I feel like this season is never going to end, but I trust you. It’s challenging to keep moving forward when I feel weary. Please help me to keep my eyes on you and not give up. I choose to find rest in you today.

Amen

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