“Willpower is your best friend when things go well, but it’s the first friend to check out when you get weary” – Joyce Meyer’s “New Day, New You”
Today I feel weary. I’m still trying to battle this cold I have. Yesterday a friend of mine from church got into a car accident and is in a coma. It’s hard sometimes not to feel tired when life happens. It’s important to remember that willpower is a fickle friend. It’s not reliable. We can’t only look to our own strength. That is what God wants. We need to let Him do what only He can do and get us through hard times or times of weakness/sickness/exhaustion.
Isaiah 40 MSG:
27-31 Why would you ever complain, O Jacob,
or, whine, Israel, saying,
“God has lost track of me.
He doesn’t care what happens to me”?
Don’t you know anything? Haven’t you been listening?
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.