Have you ever wanted to lose weight, but weight just does not want to lose you? You find your running shoes from three years ago, dust them off and step outside, do 2.7 seconds of stretching, and off you go. You are jogging. But when you make it to the end of the block, you can’t breathe and are an excellent candidate for a heart attack. You promise to never do this again and limp home.
“I’m just so tired” is my number one excuse to not work out. I just worked ten hours at my job, the kids have soccer practice, dinner needs to be fixed, and my spouse needs attention. Clothes need to be folded, dishes need to be washed, and something needs to be repaired. I’m just so tired. I say this constantly.
God doesn’t advertise energy drink, coffee, essential oils, yoga, or whatever it is people turn to first to get their energy fix. He is crystal clear… “But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength…they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not get faint.”
God is here for you 24/7/365. He never takes a lunch, a break, or a holiday. He will carry you when you are tired and give you strength when you ask. He will not let you down. But you have to trust Him, and that’s the first part of the verse that most people forget about.
Heavenly Father, you said if I trust you that you would give me new strength. Help me to trust you with every fiber of my being. I need the strength to finish the good work that you assigned me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Go Deeper — List 3 areas in your life that you would like to trust God with more. Pray and meditate on those 3 things daily for a week and ask God for guidance and wisdom on how you can make the next step to trust more.
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