Power over Weariness
"And let us not be weary in while doing good: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." Galatians 6:9
We have experienced many challenges throughout our lives. Sometimes we allow them to enslave making us feel weary and fatigued. What do we do? Be of good courage and don’t give up! Keep focusing on Jesus. Fill your heart and mind with the promises of God in His Word. We are more than conquerors (Romans 8:37).
Weary is a lack of strength or energy. It is feeling tired; a loss of enthusiasm. Weariness is a result of our responses to life’s ups and down delays or hurtful surprises. It is a time when your strength energy is drained away and discouragement takes over.
Faint is to yield to certain thoughts of doubt or lack that creep into our emotions. Yielding to thoughts of doubt or lack waste away our confidence and courage, suggesting nothing good will last. In the midst of delay and hurtful surprises, you can become feeble and sink into dejection, a sad or depressed state. This type of mind set creates a life of cynical bitterness, causing an emotional numbing or physical illness.
Fatigue is weariness caused by excessive exertion. It comes from mental and emotional attitudes of wrong thinking, wrong believing, allowing conflicting emotions to control. Negative thoughts and emotions produce fatigue toxins which slowly destroy the body.
In the Old Testament, the Lord said to Joshua, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9. When we have the revelation that the Holy Spirit will never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5), we have the ability to obey Hebrews 13:6. “So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me?”
Joshua 1:9 is a commandment with the promise of provision for power designed in it. God is rich in mercy by His great love and great grace (Ephesians 2:4). Therefore, we are saved because of what Jesus did, not by what we do. We need only to believe (Acts 16:31).
God’s will for us is to believe in Jesus and have eternal life (John 6:40). We have His inner strength to have power over weariness and fatigue because of Jesus Christ. Scientists have discovered the human brain is designed to be powerful. If it wasn’t for mental and emotional conflicts, our brain would not get tired. It is not the outer situation that can defeat us, but it is what we have believed about the situation.
Emotional Factors and Ideas that Create Weariness and Fatigue
1. Blame is an inner idea that creates fatigue. It is placing responsibility for a fault or wrong to someone or something that happened in the past. When blame is held on to, there is nothing that can help or change the person.
2. Boredom is sameness that slowly tames down our dreams and hopes. It will rob us of our true destiny. Constantly being the same is opposite of creativity. The need to fit in is a powerful force.
3. Insecurity is allowing someone else’s opinion to be greater than God’s or your own. It creates a life of anxiety, lack of confidence, fear and perfectionism.
4. Superiority is a surface feeling that believes you are better than others. It is a difficult, sinful and critical attitude which creates misery for others.
5. Grudges hold on to a judgment of someone or something in the past that you labeled wrong or hurtful. Holding a grudge eventually creates pain somewhere in your body.
6. Hurry is moving or acting with great haste. This idea has developed a huge source of destruction in our society today. The anxiety of hurry is harmful to the heart and nervous system.
7. Helplessness is the feeling of being trapped. It represents many people; wrong marriage, wrong job, wrong location or ‘it’s just the way I am’. This concept creates anger causing an emotional numbness or physical illness.
The first step to take is to call on the name of Jesus Christ to be your Savior. Speak His name out loud and His ‘light’ (Holy Spirit) goes inside. Accept the Holy Spirit as your inner strength and power to live as a fact. It will change your beliefs and change your emotions. Practice casting every care upon the Lord for He cares for you (I Peter 5:7). This is a lifetime career on earth. He is in us as a power greater than ourselves!