Isn’t it absolute irony that when we are young our parents insist that we need a nap and we will try just about anything to get out of taking one?! Then we grow up, have a lot of responsibilities and we wish we could just…take a nap! Eventually we get to the age that we absolutely love taking a bit of a siesta! And we’re proud of it!!
Maybe it’s a rite of passage? I think it’s exhausting to juggle all that we do. It’s not all physical workload that drains us. We tend to carry a lot of stuff around on our heart, in our mind, with our soul…it makes us weary from the inside out.
That is why I love what the prophet Isaiah said in his 40th chapter. He was specifically mentioning those of us who feel lost in the shuffle of life…insignificant in the race we’re running…wondering – does God really see me?!
This is what Isaiah said, (40:29-31, MSG) “God doesn’t come and go. God lasts. He’s Creator of all you can see or imagine. He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch His breath. And He knows everything, inside and out. He energizes those who get tired, gives fresh strength to dropouts. For even young people tire and drop out, young folk in their prime stumble and fall. But those who wait upon God get fresh strength. They spread their wings and soar like eagles. They run and don’t get tired.
They walk and don’t lag behind.”
It’s not a nap that most of us really need. We need to spend time and attention with the God who lasts. When we do, He promises fresh strength. I would really love that today. How about you?