hope… for those who are tired…

From those living in my house… I hear…

I’m so tired…
I’m just tired…
Why am I so tired…?

I feel surrounded by a weary lot…

Now these weary ones… get more sleep than I… and are much younger… they should not be weary… so today… when I heard…

…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

…it caught my attention…

Those who hope in the Lord… 
will… not… grow… weary… 


Could weariness… be a sign for Believers… that they have misplaced their hope…? …trusted in the wrong thing…?

Biblical hope… qavah in Hebrew… is also translated… wait… in many versions of Scripture…

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength…
KJV
(emphasis added)

Wait… may seem like a sedentary word… but really… it is quite active… both mentally… and physically… just think about the last time you were waited on… by a waiter… at a restaurant…

A good waiter… is focused on you and your needs… watches… and arrives with the pitcher of water… before your glass is empty… they expect you to need them to serve… they constantly return… Can I get you anything…? Do you need something…? Can I serve you…?

In the same way… we are to… wait… on… God… this is a picture of placing hope in Him… a state of expectant waiting…

Looking to Him… attentive to His call to serve… perhaps intermittent prayers… How can I serve You today…? How can I serve You here… in this place… at this time…? What can I do for You…?

I look up at the blue sky… white wispy clouds crossing… imagine… the throne room floor… the earth His footstool… and me… waiting upon… Him who sits…

A feeling of anticipation… expectation… wells up… What can I do for You…? How can I serve You…?

Who could be tired… when focused on serving the King…?

A self-serving focus… makes one tired… but to hope… expected… to be called on by the King… that is something… to be prepared for…

Do you find yourself tired… today…? Unable to find the energy to do…? 

Perhaps you need to check… where you have placed your hope… who or what… are you waiting on…?

Try waiting… on… Him… see if energy… rises…

He promises… it… will…

Wait on the Lord;
Be of good courage;
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!
Psalm 27:14 NKJV

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