Open up before God, keep nothing back; he’ll do whatever needs to be done ….
–Psalm 37:5 MSG
When your body is stressed out and exhausted, your best remedy is to stress less, get adequate rest, eat healthy, and exercise. What occurs in your physical body can also happen to your spirit; however, the cure for soul weariness involves a different remedy for spiritual renewal.
In the book Worn Out by Obedience: Recovering from Spiritual Fatigue, Ron Moore writes, “Spiritual fatigue is not reserved for the new or immature believer. It hits us all at various stages of our journey. When the reality of soul weariness is ignored, we slowly slide into dangerous times of spiritual disconnectedness, disappointment, and discouragement. It is during these vulnerable stretches when we are most susceptible to suspend the battle against temptation, lay down our armor, and surrender to sin. As a lion goes after worn-down prey, so Satan charges after the tired believer. We need to see the reality of spiritual fatigue, understand its pitfalls, and take the steps to refresh our souls.”
To avoid spiritual fatigue, stay close to God, rest in knowing your relationship with Him isn’t performance-based, be watchful of entering enemy territory via sin, and allow the Holy Spirit to lead and empower you to accomplish what God desires.
- Open up to God today and share with Him your to-do list. Ask Him if there are any things that do not carry His approval.
- Pray that the Holy Spirit will give you renewed strength and joy to carry onward in your journey of faith with the Lord.