I used to be in those lines every day. People are just trying to make it through the highs and lows of everyday living…many times feeling stressed out while doing it, and inadvertently adding an artificially stimulated adrenergic hormonal activity to boost alertness and energy, only to discover that with the rush comes a crash and marked fatigue. A vicious circle.
They serve to test upon what it is that we depend upon for our happiness, and strength, and where do we find our true meaning and satisfaction in life. In tough times where do we turn? To God, or to others? When heartbroken, do we seek God’s comfort or find a surrogate other and miss His blessed healing?
"Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; For You I wait all the day." Psalm 25:5
"I waited patiently for the Lord; And He inclined to me and heard my cry." Psalm 40:1
It is often seen in the long distance runner that knows the reality of dispersing her resources a little at a time so that she can tap into it and have reserved the "kick" she needs at the end.
There are vivid examples of this seen in the racer in the 21 day Tour De France cycling over 2,200 miles, who knows that he has to have it at the end to win.
the mountain climber traversing a cliff face on his way to the summit, arms straining from and hand hold to hand hold, struggling to catch his breath, calculating each strategic move, knowing that one false move could result in death, risking his life to stand upon the pinnacle of a summit that is just out of his reach.
When you are Running on Empty ... Spend Time in The Quiet Place
As we mature in our faith, we discover that what God longs for most is for us to walk with Him, have fellowship with Him, commune with Him and worship Him. That is what was lost in the Garden of Eden when sin entered the human race. Our God, through the precious substitutionary blood of His precious Son, desires that we return to simply walking with Him. As we walk with Him we learn more about Him and we work more passionately for Him to further His kingdom.
Daily Attribute of God to pray throuigh:
Take a few moments and reflect upon the words of this worshipful song by Jeremy amp entitled: