Weariness is a fact of human life. Physical exertion, lack of sleep and anxiety all contribute to fatigue. We live in bodies of flesh that wear out, break down and eventually succumb to the effects of aging. Leisure and vacation time give us moments to recharge our bodies and souls.
God is not like His created beings. The Creator of the ends of the earth is a Spirit being who can never grow weary in a physical sense. His supplies of wisdom, understanding and strength are inexhaustible. He never sleeps. Jesus, our Creator, lived amongst His created beings as the Son of Man clothed in human flesh. He understands in an experiential manner every form of human exhaustion: physical, emotional and spiritual. Those who choose to come to Him in continuous faith receive His mercy and grace to help them in their times of need. As we come to Him, we not only receive strength, but are transformed into the beauty of His holiness and fulfill His yearning for an ever-deepening love relationship with His children.
Yet as God’s children, we can cause God to be burdened with emotional weariness. How?
“But you have only burdened Me with your sins; you have wearied Me with your iniquities” (Isaiah 43: 24).
If we ignore the cleansing power of God’s Word and refuse to enthrone His Holy Spirit to reign over us, we will continue to walk in sin. In doing so, we fail to demonstrate our belief that Jesus died to heal us from our sinful ways.
What about you? Are you weary of ongoing sin patterns and wearying God with them as well? If so, take a permanent vacation from all wickedness. Jesus died to release you from sin’s power. Repent and confess your iniquities to God. He delights in any heart that is broken over sin. Believe that faith in Christ means that you have died permanently to sinful behaviors and have been raised with Him in newness of life. Let your behaviors mirror your identity as God’s chosen, holy and beloved child by turning your eyes of obedient faith to Jesus.
“…present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments of righteousness.”