Life Can Be Exhausting


Have you ever found yourself at a point in your life where anything and everything becomes exhausting – and quickly? I sure do! And this seems to be that point in my life right now.

My “life” around me seems to be overtaking me.  It’s all complicated again – or at least seems that way.  Didn’t I just go through all this craziness?

There are so many things going on right now that I would love to share about. But (for many reasons) I just can not at this time. Not to mention, I’m a little afraid that if I did, I may overwhelm you all and scare you off. I’m pretty sure I have with a few people in my life already. So let’s just say that there is enough going on that it has started to affect my ability to focus on my kiddos schooling. THAT means it’s time to snap out of it and NOW!

See, when stress wears me down I tend to pull away from people and things I normally enjoy doing. I stop calling people back. I slow down or stop posting on Facebook and Twitter. And my blog posts … well, they definitely suffer as well.

But the worst thing I withdraw from – the one thing I should be running to – is God! Oh, I still pray. In fact, I probably pray more often during these times than I usually do. But they are selfish prayers where I am telling God what to fix and how to fix it. Like I have all the answers! Reading and studying His Word – I fall way short. Like, I stop altogether.

When I finally start to realize enough is enough (which is totally something God chooses to put into me). The first two verses that always comfort me – I mean I run to them – are:

Life Can Be Exhausting

But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel:  Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.  When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.    {Isaiah 43:1-2  ESV} 

These two verses have been such an amazing comfort to me (when I allow them to be). I am so grateful for God’s Word and His constant reminder to us that He loves us and is taking care of us. We really have no reason or need to worry. Just put our trust, faith, and love into God and He will conquer all – even my little problems!

Does life ever exhaust you?

How do you handle it when it does?

Do you have a “go-to” Bible Verse(s) for these exhausting times?

Love Life, Love God, Live For HIM…  

Homeschoolin' Mama with Meg Hykes