“He gives strength to the weary…”
Recently, I picked up the game of golf again. It afforded me the opportunity to spend some quality time with my adult son. I was quickly reminded how physically taxing it can be to play 18-holes of golf. The heat, the physical activity and the mental grind was enough to make me grow weary late in the game (and later that same evening while passed out in my big chair).
In a similar way, we too can grow spiritually weary. We remain faithful to the spiritual disciplines in our life—We read the word, spend time in prayer, lead a small group, serving at the church or in the community, ministering to the needs of others, give of our time, talents and resources. Then, before we know it, we find ourselves weary and worn out – physically, emotionally and spiritually.
We must remember God’s promise, that “He gives strength to the weary.” Not only physical weariness, but emotional and spiritual weariness. When we are weary we need to ask God for His strength. Listen closely, even Jesus needed to get away and rest; both physically and in ministry as well.
Take time to rest, rejuvenate and recover. The mission field (and the golf course) will be waiting for you.
Be Worth Being,
Kevin Burrell has worked in professional baseball as both a player and MLB scout for the past 38 years, and currently serves as an area scouting supervisor. Kevin was drafted in the 1st round of the 1981 free agent amateur draft (25th selection overall), and played ten years of professional baseball with four different organizations. He and his wife, Valerie, live in Sharpsburg, Ga.
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