Saturday, February 8, 2014

Weariness & Random Facts

This past week, I've been extremely exhausted. Tally up four consecutive days of classes, lotsa late nights spent with my church pals, a weekend birthday bonanza for my sister, plus a lot of writing, thinking and depleting my energy by running, and you've got one tuckered-out Erin.

Unfortunately, physical and mental exhaustion often leads me into spiritual exhaustion. I start slacking on reading my Bible, or start feeling less convicted about the music I listen to. I don't spend time with God as often, and it drains me even more!

In hopes of laying aside my burdens and just unwinding, I picked up my acoustic guitar today and sat down to write a song. What happened was beautiful -- God lead me to passage in Isaiah 41 that went along perfectly with the lyrics I was writing. It was all about leaning on God's strength and not my own, which I'm always so tempted to do.

I don't know why I think I can carry anything on my own. It really irritates me, having to learn the same lessons over and over and OVER again. And I know I will have to learn this one many more times in my life. But I'm so grateful that the Word of God is true, and is the ultimate foundation for me to lean on when I'm weary.

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary, and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. ~ Isaiah 40:28-31

If you're a music freak like me, check out "Come to Me" by Jamie Grace, or "Marvelous Light" by Charlie Hall. Both of those songs explore the weariness-and-rest topic. :) STELLAR JAMS, YO.

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