Wow Lord, I’m really tired. I’ve had a long day and a long week behind me and there’s another long week in front of me and I’m just tired. I wish I was one of those really strong people, you now, with the metabolism of a humming bird. Endurance, stamina. That’s what I wish Lord. But you made this body like it is; and this body gets tired.
I need wisdom Lord, to take good care of this vessel I have to dwell in for my time here. So give me discipline and strength to choose what I do with my body. You know how I feel about food! And you know I hate exercise! But you also know, I’m really tired and I need to take precautions with my health. So I’ll rest myself and with your help, I will continue to watch what I eat. And yes, ok, I’ll take a walk now that the weather is nicer.
Lord, help my mind to wind down and be peaceful in the midst of chaos and stress. I know so well that you are the calm in my storms and the quiet eye of the hurricanes that swirl around me. Remind me, when I get too wrapped up in life; to find a place in my spirit to keep my lifeline to you tied tight. On those days when I let the dishes sit or the laundry pile up, keep prodding me when I’m tempted to let my time with you slip past. There is much that can wait until tomorrow, but my heart can’t hold out for another day; I need you today.
Train my mind to call on you when obstacles rise up in front of me or when I’m feeling trapped by problems and demands. Carve quiet moments into my hectic days to whisper love songs in my ear.
Thank you Lord, for being rest for my tired body. Thank you for a job and a family and a life that drains my energy and fills my soul with joy and purpose. Thank you for the privilege of walking through this week with other people that I might touch and love on your behalf. Use me this week Lord. Renew me and refill me so that I can be poured out again for you.
Thank you Lord.
Isaiah 40:29-31 (New International Version)
29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
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.