Life has ways of taking you off guard and zapping your energy unexpectedly. Whether it’s an unexpected crisis or weariness in being the person other rely on, we are are in constant danger of faltering simply because we are drained. Constantly considering and doing for others can take a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual toll on us.
When you find yourself struggling through a season of weariness where you feel tired or discontent, pray and ask God to:
- Forgive you for trying to do His job – God doesn’t need our help. We often struggle unnecessarily because we hoard our troubles and worries, trying to maneuver and manipulate situations that God never intended us to address without His intervention. We are limited and finite. God is unlimited and infinite! He is the sovereign Alpha and the Omega, the One who knows the end from the beginning! John 15:5 says “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” We need to shift our mindset to seek God’s direction and intervention as a first option rather than a last resort.
- Allow you to operate in God’s strength and not your own – We are designed to exist in Eden. We were not built for the weight, issues, troubles, and concerns of this world. We must invite God into the midst of the situations that concern us. Psalm 46:1 says “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” The more embarrassed or ashamed we are of the situation, the more important it is for us to release it to the Lord. 1 Peter 4:11 says “If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God.If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.”
- Grant you wisdom, peace, favor, and deliverance – God wants to be glorified. He can take a hopeless, desperate situation and transform it into one that blesses us beyond measure. In addition to the mechanics of the situation in the physical realm, He can also bless our minds with Godly wisdom; our hearts with peace that surpasses all understanding; our lives with favor when He opens doors that no man can shut; our souls with deliverance that brings about a new level of liberty as we operate at a greater level of faith. You can read more about this through many scriptures, including Ephesians 1.
When God answers those prayers, we find ourselves in a season of refreshing. Matthew 11:28 says “Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” The Lord can restore our hearts, minds and bless our lives and souls with delight and wonder – we need only ask! Jeremiah 31:25 reminds us of God’s promise: “I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.”