By Amanda Usher
“I am worn out waiting for your rescue…”
Psalms 119:81 (NLT)
There’s no rushing God.
He works in His own time and at His own pace. While His response endlessly proves to be beneficial to your life, it doesn’t always come when you want it to come. So what do you do when you’re swimming in your own sea of tears, when your knees are sore from all of your kneeling and praying and when your pain seems everlasting? What do you do when you just simply become “worn out” waiting for God to help you? You continue to pray, you continue to trust Him and you continue to build your faith.
Weariness is not a sign of weakness. It’s okay to feel as if you’re being bent too far but understand that you’re not breakable. You’re built to endure even the worst of heartaches. That’s what you should pray for during your storm – endurance. Don’t ask for a quick way out, but rather power and patience to withstand any turmoil. He hears your words and understands your desire for an escape. He’ll provide one for you when He sees fit. Prayer is a superior weapon, so don’t give up on it.
The strength that you need to make it through will come with your trust and faith in God’s power. After you speak to God, you have to trust that He’ll answer you. Though He may be taking His time, you should have faith that He isn’t ignoring you and certainly hasn’t forgotten about you. He never abandons His children. Though you may be growing exhausted and impatient waiting for God, you can’t allow your faith to waver. You have to keep it strong and durable.
Dwelling in your misery only increases your weariness. Don’t be suffocated by your tiredness. It benefits you to trust that God knows what He’s doing in your life. You may believe that you’re too mentally and emotionally fatigued to continue, but while God hasn’t put an end to your battle yet, He’s definitely helping you to work through your troubling days. You’ll find rest. Just continue to talk to Him and believe in Him. You never know what blessings may be waiting for you at the end of the tunnel.
At what point in your life did you become weary while waiting for God’s rescue? How did you handle it?
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