After a long weekend of work all I could do this afternoon was sit mindlessly in a chair watching television. Coherent thoughts escaped me. I barely had enough mental stamina to fold laundry. And my body could barely move to put a potato in the microwave.

The same thing happens to us spiritually when we spend too much time wrestling in the world and struggling with sin. Our souls grow tired, listless, lethargic and unable to accomplish the work God intends for us to do. Yet, when we are melting with fatigue, God reminds us that He never tires. He graciously draws us to His side and says, “ . . . this is the resting place, let the weary rest . . . ” (Isaiah 28:12).

When we are so weak with weary He “will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint” (Jeremiah 31:25) with His Holy Spirit. And God will deliver His Word “that sustains the weary” (Isaiah 50:4).

When I am at my lowest point, I remember all the times my Lord was exhausted as He walked in the world to bring me salvation. He sat down at Jacob’s well. He slept in the bow of a boat. His human strength was so depleted another had to carry His cross.

This image of His humanity puts my own tiredness in perspective as I “Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow

Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.

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