If you have come expecting a good message today, I hope you won’t feel cheated by this.
The beginnings of countless potential blog posts clutter my desktop, but I haven’t been able to finish a single one. So, rather than rush through something that has the possibility to be good if given the right attention, I’m just going to be honest today.
I’ve got nothing.
And I’m choosing to be OK with that. A lot has happened in the last two weeks that has caused me to assume a slightly uncomfortable role. I am accustomed to being the strong one. The one encouraging others.
But, wow, I’m feeling heavy under the strains of life right now. It is nothing major, just many things heaped on all at once. I know without question that God has all this, but I’m weary and my eyes are a bit leaky.
I’ve recently found myself on the receiving end of others’ strength, encouragement, and prayer. While it has been a struggle to admit I need it, I am so grateful for those who have been lifting me up.
There is a small passage in the book of Exodus, just 9 verses, where Moses gets weary. When he held is staff high for the Israelites to see, they prevailed over their enemy, the Amalekites. Seeing the staff reminded them that victory was in God’s hands. As the battle waged on, Moses grew tired. When his arms sagged, the Amalekites gained an advantage over God’s people. (Exodus 17:8-15)
Moses needed somebody to hold his arms up for him.
His two friends, Aaron and Hur, did just that. They slid a stone under Moses so he could rest and then raised his arms high above his head for him.
Instead of letting life overrun me, I’m asking for you to hold me up in prayer. My faith remains strong, but my arms are tired.
So, what do warriors do when they get weary? They find strength and comfort in those around them. That way, everybody wins.
I’m learning to be comfortable asking for assistance. Since, the bible takes the time to record how Moses needed and received help to continue supporting God’s people, I will take that as wise counsel to do the same.
Have you ever felt worn down? Who came and propped you up? Share this and thank them for helping you regain the strength to carry on.
Are you in need of some support now? Comment below so we can pray for you, too. Reach out to a couple of friends who can come alongside and raise your arms for you.
If you have strength to spare, pray for the requests in the comments and be on the lookout for a weary warrior to support today.
Dear Heavenly Father, We know the victory is Yours, but we still grow weary and need some support every now and then. Give us the wisdom and discernment to admit when we are in need and the humility to accept support when it is offered. In Jesus name, Amen.
“Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, and make straight paths for you feet so that what is lame may not be dislocated, rather be healed.“
If you enjoyed this post, check out Nichol Estern’s post one weariness… Because We are Weary of Fighting the Battles Alone