Exhausted beyond coping. Bone weary. Wondering if I can make it up the stairs one more time. Many of us go through periods of life feeling like that, either through illness, or having to care for someone, or from too many demands. I remember clearly one phase giving 24 hour care unabating, week in, week out. Feeling that total drain, putting one foot in front of the other.
Then I would stop, and call out to God. Just wait there, until his strength came. And come it did. Every time. I would feel that sense of his presence like at no other time in my life: lifting, supporting, enabling. Then I’d go on, and climb those stairs again.
Choosing a case for my phone, the words from the beginning of Psalm 62 spoke out clearly. Great to have these words close by me, reminding me that when the going gets tough, the Word remains true. Thank you Lord!
This psalm speaks, too, of another sort of rest – freedom from fear. Verses 11 and 12 are so encouraging. God is big enough to deal with anything. He loves me, and knows where I’m at. He can sort it. Rest – it’s OK.