Tired and worn out?

From a rough week of experiencing life? I received a “thought for the day” from Pastor Douglas last year sometime….and it spoke to my life. (NLT version)

Isaiah 40:26-31 Look up into the heavens. Who created all the stars? He brings them out one after another, calling each by its name. And he counts them to see that none are lost or have strayed away.
O Israel, how can you say the Lord does not see your troubles? How can you say God refuses to hear your case?
Have you never heard or understood? Don’t you know that the Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth? He never grows faint or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding.
He gives power to those who are tired and worn out; he offers strength to the weak.
Even youths will become exhausted, and young men will give up.
But those who wait on the Lord will find new strength. They will fly high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.”
(emphasis mine)

I love those verses. It lets me know…He is watching His beloved children. Did you realize you—me—we— are His beloved children?

He sees your troubles, heartaches and will give you strength! You will soar over these clouds…(or your clouds of life) as if you had wings!

My friend, Lisa, although, not a professional photographer, took this great shot from the window of the plane flying her to New York! Great shot….gave me much to think about.

He’s there…in those clouds…He’s here, right beside me, in the middle of my problem. Waiting for communication with us. Waiting for us to speak to Him, share our hearts with Him, be “real” with Him….He knows us anyway, we may as well share it all! He knows the “good the bad and the ugly!” —–and yet He loves us anyway…..that’s just like a Father.

Mark those verses in your Bible and the next time you are feeling alone, tired, weary, worn out….go there…on your knees….in your prayer closet….meet with Him and allow Him to give you strength for the journey, rest for your weary soul and peace for your troubled heart!

I am over at Sisters of Faith this morning for our devotion! Grab your coffee and let’s sit down and rest in HIM!

From the archives.

About Angie Knight

On a journey with purpose, with my best friend and love of my life--as we serve the LORD anyway we can! View all posts by Angie Knight

9 responses to “Tired and worn out?

  • Denise

    Beautiful, thanks for sharing. I love you.

  • ellen b.

    Beautiful encouraging truth for the day Angie! Thanks for sharing…

  • elaine @ peace for the journey

    This morning’s devotion led me to Matthew 28:18-20…“And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” I thought long and hard and through tears about the day Jesus made that statement to this disciples. Then I thought about how he is still making good on his word.His presence is a traveling Word. A traveling faith that has spanned the barriers of time and space to be the living truth we all need, especially me this day. He’s still here…still being present in our midst, watching and caring for me, keeping me safe and walking me home. He’s just too precious for words right now.peace`elaine

  • Paula (SweetPea)

    I, too, LOVE those verses. They give such calm to my weary spirit and strength to my weak soul. This is the second time I’ve read these in a few days. I’ve always wanted to memorize them. Maybe this is the time to print them and start that process.

  • Denise

    Love you girl !!!!!!!!! I am in Bentonville Ark. sitting in a nice quiet room after a nice swim in their heated pool…… Dennis and I had a great day just driving through the back roads to go nowhere…… I have felt the presence of the Lord all day and have quietly prayed in the spirit as we drove….. I have made a few decisions for my life today……. I just need a quiet time……..God has supplied…. We will be home late Sunday Night…. Just thinking of you and wanting you to know how special you are in my life……

  • Mari

    Angie: Thank you for this post today. I feel as if God had you write it just for me 🙂 I so needed to hear this today. Blessings to you!

  • Jensmere

    Love you sweet sister! Thanks so much for your prayers last night! I know that He is by my side and will give me the strength I need, day by day!Take care,Be Blessed,Susan

  • Scarlett

    Thanks for the post…My last two weeks have been SOOOOOO hectic…Been up to my eyeballs in alligators!!…Thanks for the encouragement!

  • Chris

    Amen!!1 What wonderful encouragement! You preach it, sister!

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