God, create a clean heart for me and renew a steadfast spirit within me (Psalm 51:10)
Even the most inspired Christians can, from time to time, find themselves running on empty. The demands of daily life can drain us of our strength and rob us of the joy that is rightfully ours in Christ. When we find ourselves tired, discouraged, or worse, there is a source where we can draw the power needed to recharge our spiritual batteries. That source is God.
God intends that His children lead joyous lives filled with abundance (John 10:10) and peace (2 Thes 3:16) but sometimes, abundance and peace seem very far away. It is then that we must turn to God for renewal. When we do that, He will restore us (as long as we allow Him to).
Today is literally brimming with possibilities. Every day is, whether we realize it or not. In addition, every day God is working in us and through us. Our job is to let Him do his work without interference. Yet we are imperfect beings who, because of our limited vision and faulty belief that we must have control, often resist God's will. And often, because of our stubborn insistence on squeezing too many activities into a 24-hour day, we allow ourselves to become exhausted, or frustrated, or angry, or discouraged, or any other feeling that you can fill in the blank with.
Are you tired or troubled? Turn your heart towards God in prayer.
Are you weak or worried? Take the time - or more accurately make the time - to get deep into God's Holy Word.
Are you spiritually depleted? Call upon fellow believers to support you and call upon Christ to renew your spirit and your life.
Are you overwhelmed by the demands of the day? Pray for the wisdom to simplify your life.
Are you exhausted? Pray for the wisdom to rest a little more and worry a little less.
When you do these things, you'll discover that the Lord always stands ready and is always able to create a new sense of wonderment and joy in you. He will renew you. He will recharge you.
But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on His law he meditates day and night.
He is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season,
and whose leaf does not wither
Whatever he does prospers.
I pray today that you will go to God and tell Him of your troubles, fears, worries, and exhaustion. I pray that you feel a peace that passes all understanding and that you will allow Him to work within you. Let Him give you strength.
Many blessings to you this day. God loves you and so do I.