Thursday, March 6, 2014


Psalm 103:5

      Well this is definitely a verse that we can all turn to and relate with.  Who's with me?  We all know the worn out feeling of exhaustion.  Who hasn't said.... 'just give me five minutes'?  Even God needed a day of rest on the seventh day after creating everything into existence.
      We do get tired in more ways than just physically.  We are warned not to grow tired in doing good. Sometimes we get tired of our efforts not being appreciated but we are told to do things as unto the Lord, not for man.
     Our bodies are not sustainable forever and sometimes we are renewed in strength by the help of others.  As in Exodus 17;12..........''When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset.''  We must not let pride stand in the way of how God uses others to help us.  I know for myself, I preserve the energy God gives me for the things that are of benefit to me and Him most.
    I asked my doctor once...'can you give me something for energy?'  He recommended just a Flintstone vitamin but I'm going to add this verse to my daily regimen too.


  1. I often say that the "youth is wasted on the young people" as they have so much energy (try keeping up with a two year old) when we old people need the energy. I will take what I have and keep moving on.. Dad

  2. I love your statement "we must not let pride stand in the way of how God uses others to help us." This is something I want to work on this year! Thanks Angie dear!



  3. This is a message that all need to hear, Angie. The only other thing that I might add is that in our case, if we had stopped doing the Lord's work when we felt unappreciated, we would have stopped many years ago. But our work must always be, "unto the Lord, and not unto man." This is where the joy lies.

  4. We didn't make it to church this morning and I hate that. But Phil and I both just sort of "hit a wall" and we needed rest this morning obviously. We slept through the alarm and he is still resting now. I always feel guilty when I'm not where I'm supposed to be but sometimes we do have to step back and re-group. Hoping for a quiet day in the Lord today.

  5. I'm with you! The older I get, the "tireder" I get (I am sure that is NOT a word!) Thankfully, His mercies are new every morning....and, at least for energy, too. Love you, T.