Amidst the hustle of trying to adjust to living in another country, homeschooling 2 kids, managing the home, and my part time job - I'm exhausted.
Barely keeping my head of above water some days. Working hard. Going to bed exhausted. Waking up weary.
Putting on the smile and cheerful attitude so others don't see, because - after all- I'm the christian and should not feel this way.
And feeling ashamed about these feelings. Which makes it worse.
I sat re-evaluting my time with God.
*Have I fallen short?
*Am I distracted?
*Is something getting in the way of me hearing God's voice and resting in His arms?
*Has my daily time with God become more routine instead of deep passion?
Diving back in with a fierceness in my soul I cranked up the worship music and wept. Skin on the cold tile. Tears pooled beneath me.
I cried out for renewal!! Praying and worshipping God. Telling Him all I need is HIM. He is enough. I begged Him to change me.
I dragged out my truth journal from it's hiding spot and wrote out my ugly feelings that overwhelmed this momma's heart.
I then wrote out the truth over myself, my heart, my feelings and my life. Making sure to add Scripture and to let my heart and mind settle on those verses of truth.
So I share these verses with you in hopes that when you grow weary, tired or exhausted you have them bookmarked already.
Turn to them quickly and let God's Word settle on your heart to give you rest and renewal.
5 Bible Verses for the Exhausted Woman
"For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee." Isaiah 41:13
There is just something that soothes my soul to know that God holds my hand. He doesn't leave me. His faithfulness doesn't waver during my weakness.
"For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
This verse reminds me that whatever I may go through here on earth... death of a beloved, betrayal, set backs, exhaustion etc - all of it is light in comparison to Eternal Glory and the reward that I have in Heaven.
"But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me."
2 Corinthians 12:9
God's power is made perfect in weakness. It's not about me, what I can do or what I can not do. It's about Jesus and His story of rescuing me from sin. It's about Jesus! He is enough.
"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
This verse helps me to keep my perspective in check. God wants to be my refuge and strength, but I need to not give up. I need to keep pressing forward. I need to keep doing the good work.
The next time you find yourself feeling exhausted, remember these verse and dive into God's Word - asking God to guide your heart and thoughts.
Remember God sings over you and He loves you with a passion. You can do this - momma - wife - daughter of God. You can do this, because God has you.