Have you ever felt so deep-down tired that you just wanted to sleep? It happened for me yesterday. Ironically enough, most of the family felt the same way. And so we lounged around a lot and most of us fell asleep now and again.
It’s a phenomenon that happens on your vacation as soon as you are able to put your daily responsibilities aside. Then your body finally lets itself do what it most needs to do . . . rest and re-create itself.
In the midst of our jobs or other daily responsibilities, sometimes we scarcely notice the level of fatigue we’re carrying. When we finally take that much-needed vacation, we feel the burnout and the work stress.
As I write this blog, I am again feeling the fatigue take over. But I am also reminded of one of the most beloved scripture passages:
They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31)
Today I cherish whatever level of strength God gives me. I may not fly with the eagles. I may not be running a foot race. But I know that God will keep me on my feet. I know that God will renew my strength. And sometimes just walking without fainting is enough.