To the Tired Ones

The Queensland premier opened our interstate borders one week prior to Christmas and we have gone from a handful of covid cases to nearly 200,000 cases in less than a month.

There are chronically ill and immune compromised folk who are opting for self-imposed isolation because they do not feel safe out in the community. On the other hand there are some people holding “Omicron parties” so they can catch it and spread it in order to aid “herd immunity. “

I am not stating an opinion on these issues. They merely provide the backdrop to this post!

Across the world people are suffering in various degrees from “covid fatigue”, and they are each trying to deal with it in different ways.

How do I, as a believer, and how do we, as the body of Christ, respond with love and care to those around us in this crazy covid world? How do we maintain a balance between protection and connection?

These are rhetorical questions to which I don’t know the answers!

What I do know is a lot of people in my circle of family, friends, and acquaintances are mentally, physically, emotionally, or (dare I say it), spiritually tired. Myself included.

They say if the plane is going down you should tend to your own oxygen first before you attempt to help others.

So to the tired ones I encourage you to take yourself away even for five minutes, and spend time in communion with the Lord, because He cares for you.

Jesus is our example. He would regularly spend time in communion with His Father away from all the demands on His attention. Let’s do the same and let Him refresh our souls.

Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:31

19 thoughts on “To the Tired Ones

  1. Wonderful advice at all times and in all places. A much needed reminder of where our first priority lies. Spending time alone with the Lord is far from selfish, it is recognizing who it is that should have the preeminent place in our lives and in our schedules.

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  2. Yes, such good advice, for our “crazy Covid world.” It seems for every two of us there are at least three opinions these days! But God’s truth is all that REALLY matters. Everything else is merely background noise. God’s best to you. Stay safe!

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  3. SO true, QR. We can’t avail ourselves of God’s peace and joy if we’re not spending any time with him absorbing it. For me, Bible study (usually with a guide or workbook of some sort) makes a huge difference. It greatly helps to set my mind upon his wisdom and receive the strength and encouragement I need.

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