And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

Galatians 6:9 NKJV


A devotion for May 5th through the 11th


Sometimes I get tired.  Well, often I am tired.  I think we all are.  The longer the day goes on the more tired we become.  My eyes get heavy.  I start feeling like I just don’t want to do anything.  I just want to sit staring off into nothingness or curl up in bed for a nice nap.  Sometimes the tiredness I feel isn’t from needing sleep or rest.   The tiredness I feel is just tired of this world.  This world is exhausting to live in.  It wears you down and you just feel tired.

There is so much about this world that can wear us out.  So many responsibilities and things that must be done or taken care of.  As children we have to go to school, learn, do chores at home, sometimes get that first job, and so forth.  As a child it either seems fun or you just long to be an adult.

As an adult, things get harder.  We must get a job, pay bills, save for retirement, make sure the house is clean, the yard is mowed, and so on.  It seems like the tasks never end.  We struggle and complain.  We get tired.  Often, we don’t want to do it anymore.  We want to be a child again. 

Today is one of those days where the tiredness overwhelms me.  I found myself talking to God about this tiredness and wishing it would just go away.  Then I remembered, it will go away.  One day Jesus will return.  On that day all the things of this world will be gone.  The world He offers is a world so much better than this one.  A world, a Kingdom, of peace and love.  In His Kingdom we will no longer be tired.  We will be held close and loved.  That is the world, the Kingdom I want.

Praise God for His wonderful promise.  Praise God He will return, and all sin will be gone.  We will no longer be tired.  We will be rested and loved.  Praise God for His promise and hope.  Praise God for His grace and gift of salvation.

He gives us the strength and hope to go another day.

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