Why do things always seem magnified when you’re tired? I know it’s not just me, but I hate it when I blow things out of proportion. Many times when I check my motives, I realize I’m not trying to be disagreeable. I’m just tired? Can you relate?
Whether it is from the activity of a long day or just the mental stress of too much on my mind, there are times when I know I need a break. I usually don’t take them when I need them. In an effort to soldier through and get things done by end of more burned out that I intend to.
I wonder if that is why Jesus told us to come to Him when we’re weary. Do you remember that verse?
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 NLT
I think when we go to Him, He gives us a chance to re-order our priorities. He gives us clarity to see what is important, and if we focus on Him for long enough, everything else can fade away. Not only can we find rest, we can find perspective.
I know that I am guilty of not going to Him often enough when I’m weary. I wear it as a symbol of pride to keep going and keep pushing. It’s nothing to be proud of. Feeling burned out is nothing to be proud of.
If I’m honest, I don’t need to just go to Him when I’m weary. I just need to go to Him. If I did this consistently, I have a feeling the weariness wouldn’t find me. Sure, I’d get tired from the hard days work, but not weary. He would provide strength to make it through. He is good at that.