Journal Entry ~ 10/19/19

but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.  - Isaiah 40:31

Weakness and weariness are simply part of the reality of living in a fallen world and in a fallen body. We spend so much energy fighting that weakness and weariness, but we simply need to go to Him for the strength we seek. I've learned if I just take the time to spend with Him, I not only find strength to make it through the day, but peace and joy abundantly. 

As women, we live a life of sacrifice for our families - we forfeit most everything at a moment's notice if somebody needs something from us, especially our children. Many of us find ourselves weary from trying to keep up with the demands of our schedules - schedules often created to satisfy or take care of our families. I don't know too many women who are exhausted from running around, filling a crazy schedule to satisfy themselves. We are always working to serve others. 

The problem isn't the amount of serving we do, the problem is where we are renewing our strength. In the craziness of our schedule, we often forfeit our time with Him first. We're too tired, we have too much to do, we can't find any time alone. If you want His strength, it's is there for the asking. Get alone and get with Him - every single day without fail and His strength will rush into you. I know now that I can't skimp on my time with Him, not even for a day - He uses it to strengthen me physically, spiritually, and emotionally.  

Press on ~ you are loved 💗


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