“Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but 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.”
If youths can grow tired, how much more can I?!
I don’t know about you, but I’m in the middle of a prolonged situation, namely selling our house and moving, and it has been quite a rollercoaster. It’s a positive thing, but it feels like we’ve been in the thick of it for a very long time.
If you can relate, then you’re familiar with what Joyce Meyer calls “the messy middle.” That can be the hardest part of any project, or season of life – and it can feel like the longest part as well.
Unfortunately, as we make our way through these times, fatigue can set it. That’s a danger zone, where we can stumble and fall if we’re not careful. Negative thoughts can lead us to discouragement and then doubt, even derailment.
But God knows our tendencies, and offers us a way to find refreshment and renewal right in the midst of a messy-middle time. As I spend time in prayer, reading His Word, even singing a hymn or chorus, I sense His presence. Just realizing again how close by He is energizes me, and helps me move another few steps ahead.
Prayer Note: Remembering the events of September 11th leads me to pray for first responders, not just on that day, but every day all over the world. Let’s keep them lifted up.