A Prophetic Encouragement for God’s People
Today as I was meditating on the Lord I began to suddenly feel tired.
I have felt tired for some time but at this very moment it came on so heavy that I felt defeated. I began to ask the Lord to forgive me. I felt ashamed that I was so tired to the point that thoughts of leaving the ministry looked and felt very attractive. I could feel the freedom in it.
But then suddenly, Holy Spirit brought to memory Galatians 6:9 that says, “Let us not grow weary of doing good for at the proper time we shall reap a harvest if we don’t give up.” And then I heard the spirit of the Lord say, Tell my people,
You do know that I knew you would get tired, right? Do not be ashamed. It is for that reason why I had my servant write this. I already knew my servants would grow weary.” Many are feeling tired and defeated and what is worse, the enemy wants to put a cloak of shame on you for feeling tired. But the Lord says do not be ashamed. Lift up your head and Hope in Me.
This dialog with the Lord blessed my soul and instantly gave me rest.
It’s true we get tired of the labor, the mission, the assignment and the people are ever before us, it takes a toll. Sometimes you wonder, if people think as much about their spiritual leaders as the spiritual leaders think about them. But the Lord said that is not any of your concern. I have will sustain you and give you rest. Keep doing what is good, keep doing what I have called you to do.
Where would we be without His word?
The word of God is life and helps us to walk and stay in motion. In Isaiah 40:30-31 we see more into the promise of God to sustain us in moments of tiredness; Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall.
This lets us know that we don’t need to be ashamed of getting tired. God knows it’s a lot and it’s heavy.
However, He gave us a way to stay the course and not yield to the tiredness. He said, “those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
Today, as quickly as the weariness came, the renewal and the strength came and swept me up with new hope and a refreshed stride. His comfort, His love and words of encouragement uplift me and showed me the way of grace. There is grace for that tiredness, beloved. He said if you don’t quit, you will reap a harvest.
He is faithful to meet us when we run to Him. Say this with me: I won’t give up. Not today at least. I know the heaviness will come again, but I will again run to my comforter the one who causes me to soar on wings like eagles.
He is faithful to meet me in the place of my weakness. He restores and renews my “well doing”.
To God be all the Glory… Jesus is Lord. Jesus is King!