Lately I’ve been tired. Not really physically because I’ve probably gotten as much rest as I ever do. But tired in spirit. Not tired of everything at all, but tired of some things which often seem like the needle stuck on the old vinyl records.

I know this is an indicator that I need strength, and really a new/renewed sense of vision or reality from God through Jesus. Through this time I can grow in ways I may not have otherwise. And yet such times can be tipping points in a direction that is not so good. We need to be on guard especially during such times, praying that we would not be led into temptation, but delivered from the evil one.

I think of the Isaiah 40 passage, especially how it ends:

30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

And yesterday I was thinking of Jesus’ invitation, and repeating it to myself:

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

I am thankful for the daily strength and help the Lord gives me. I do think I may need to get away and rest awhile somewhere. Or somehow incorporate that into my daily or regular routine. Probably both.

I pray for a renewal of God’s sense of calling in his will for us in Jesus in my own life.