Vitamin D Deficiency
The month of December I had no energy and was always tired. That is not me! My doctor ordered a lot of blood work to see what was going on. It came back that I was anemic and my vitamin D was deficient. As soon as I got those supplements in me I was feeling better and better. Being on vacation, where I can be in the sun all the time, reminds me of my need to be in the Son!
Many times people are weary and burdened. They are overwhelmed with life's challenges and burdens. They are frustrated. Emotionally exhausted! There are times our energy is gone and we feel spiritually depleted. Some people may feel they are stuck in a vicious cycle and they are ready to give up. And we know how it happened. You know the saying, He did not move. We feel like our hope and strength need to be renewed!
Jesus can relate to how we feel. He was tired too. John 4: 6, "Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon." The Bible urges us to trust God. I'm telling you it always comes back to trust! When we serve Him and depend on Him, we begin to see Isaiah 40: 31 come to life. "But may you have mercy on me, Lord; raise me up..."
The hard thing to remember is that we are on a journey. The great end result we are looking for does not always come immediately. While I spent six weeks feeling tired and lying around, during the holidays there were many blessings. I do not know if I have ever spent that much "down time" with God over Christmas. I am always too busy! God uses our waiting time - He always has a purpose in our waiting. And His path will lead us to a time of producing character and fruit!
Do you need your strength to be renewed? We can commit to asking God for His strength every day! Isaiah 41: 10, "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Even if you have tears today, joy comes in the morning. Psalm 30: 5, "For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning."