Throughout August, September, and the beginning of October I was very tired, all the time.
“How are you?”
That was my go-to response. I just felt this heavy weight of tiredness on me, and I cried out to the Lord about it. Was it my health? Was I not getting good sleep? Was it a depression thing?
What if it was just a thing I had to deal with? What if this was my life, and I was just a tired person?
I sat down with my Bible and asked the Lord for encouragement through this relentless tiredness. I read Philippians, and this is what the Lord impressed upon me (and maybe it will encourage you in your struggle as well):
Even when I’m tired (you fill in your weakness or struggle) . . .
God will keep perfecting a good work in me until the day of Christ Jesus. (1:6)
I am still a partaker of grace — that doesn’t go away no matter what. (1:7)
I am filled with the fruit of righteousness through Jesus. (1:11)
Christ can still be exalted through me even in my tiredness. (1:20)
I will keep on for the sake of others — for their progress and joy in the faith. (1:25)
I can be obedient to God. (2:8)
I can trust that God is working in me for His will and His good pleasure. (2:13)
I don’t get to complain/grumble. (2:14)
Any toil for God is not in vain. (2:16)
I can rejoice in the Lord. (3:1)
I can press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. (3:14)
I don’t have to be anxious but can plead it out with the Lord, and He will give me peace which will guard my heart and mind in Christ Jesus (4:6-7)
I can think on whatever is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, of good repute, excellence, any thing worthy of praise. (4:8)
I can practice the things I’ve learned and received and seen and heard from all that God has taught me. (4:9)
I can be content in whatever circumstance because I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. (4:12-13)
It is good and healthy and profitable to share my afflictions and listen to the afflictions of others. (4:14)
God will supply all my needs according to His riches and glory in Christ Jesus. (4:19)
Whatever you are struggling with, whatever heaviness is upon you, know that the Lord loves you and is still working on your behalf.
You are not a failure or worthless or a waste. You are worthy. And you are not left.
Love, Sarah Mae
P.S. My tiredness has since lifted, and I’ll share more about it soon.Leave a Comment