Jan 14, 2015

Wednesday in the Word-Tired? Weary? Burned Out?

Am I tired? At times I am. Am I weary? At times I am. Do I get burned out? At times I do. I think we all suffer at one time or another with different things that come into our daily lives. I had a sweet sister in the Lord just openly share her heart with me that she was burned out on religion. The thing is that if religion is what we are seeking we will become burned out quick like!

The thing I KNOW is that our walk with Christ is not without struggles nor suffering.
He never promised us that it would be. He did promise us that He would never leave nor forsake us no matter what. I find comfort in that promise. 

When we are dealing with being tired, worn out, sad, afraid, unsure, or whatever it is that is going on in our life if we are not very careful we will allow it to consume us. So much so that we give up on people in general, family and friends. We hide in our closets and invite no one into our life and we become bitter, complacent, and stale. We no longer feel or see the need to be faithful to our church and in the midst of fellowship. We find ourselves digging deeper and deeper into a pit.

I asked a 90 plus year old friend of mine once; How have you managed to live all these years, dealing with the hardships of your life that you've had and yet remain so faithful to Christ? Her answer; "I keep company with Jesus". WOW!!! 

The demands of this world can just flat out be exhausting! But with Jesus we can have peace, joy, freedom, grace and mercy. 

For me, when I place myself at the service of our Lord I find that everything else falls into place somehow, sometime and somewhere along life's way. 


Hugs and blessings, Cindy


13 comments:

  1. I don't think I could make it through the day without my little conversations with Jesus! He's always available!!

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  2. Needed this today!
    Connie Royals

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  3. Without JESUS, how do we even manage to get out of bed in the morning? What an awesome Savior we have and it's so humbling at just how much He loves us!! AWESOME post...and I love the advice from the older CHRISTian lady that she just keeps company with JESUS!!! Love you, sweet Lady. HOPE you have an awesome day!

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  4. I read this recently and I love it: When ever you need to re-direct your thoughts, just whisper my name....Jesus

    Johnna D.

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  5. A wonderful message Cindy. I have had the 'I am' syndrome. But Hallelujah I am a child of the great I AM who gives me the strength to overcome. Hope your day is happy and blessed!

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  6. I have to tell you that this is something that my husband and I are dealing with...worn out! Tired and burned out. We are doing all the work in our little church and it seems everyone is ok to let us do all the work. We can never take a vacation or the weekend off. We are about ready to step back and let things go, or someone will have to step up.
    But I needed to hear this today. I will continue to pray about how to handle it. :)

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  7. Oh my...what truth you speak here today, Cindy. Thank you so much.

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  8. Wonderful guidance on a beautiful verse, Cindy. Thank you. I've pinned your verse, because the graphic is beautiful as well. ~Zuni

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  9. I love that! I keep company with Jesus!! All we can do is our best and then turn the rest over to him!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  10. My goodness was this a direct hit. I've been looking into volunteer work to help.

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  11. Cindy,
    Wonderful post since last year, i feel liked a crashed and burned and now this New Year, I am picking up the pieces!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  12. What a wonderful post. Thank you so much lovely daly, I will remember to have company with the Lord.
    Yep, I'm all you say 'at times,' but my Lord has been listening to my prayers lately and has made my DD happy, I have asked Him to grant her that and it looks like He has! He is the best and we are so lucky to believe in Him near us. and to have Him near us always


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    Blessings sweet lady.
    FABBY

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy