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Getting Tired

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. Isaiah 40:28

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It has been a busy month here in the Sher household. School started for my kids two week ago. I took my husband to the ER the afternoon of the first day of school (ended up not to be a big deal), and we had a funeral the afternoon of the second day. That week was also filled with afternoon soccer practices, as my son is on the school soccer team for the first time.

Last week was also filled with soccer practices and/or games four afternoons out of five, not to mention a middle school all-day field trip, our school's annual luau, and our church's Patriot Day picnic. Oh - and curriculum night, the first night of AWANA (I'm a leader), and likely other things I'm not remembering.
Do I even need to say that I'm tired? That weariness may just be my middle name?
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It's just a season, I know. My life will not always be this busy (in fact, soccer season is over in just four weeks! :D). And I can honestly say I don't regret a single one of the things I did during the first half of September. It was wonderful to watch my son hustling out there on the soccer field. My kids enjoying the activities at the picnic and luau. Having the opportunity to honor, remember, and learn about a well-loved school administrator's life.

But it doesn't mean I'm not tired. That I didn't nearly fell asleep in the bathtub the other morning. That I've not had days when putting together a sentence has been more than I could handle. I pity those who depend on me during times like this.

But the remarkable thing is that my God has even more things on His agenda. His plate is unimaginably fuller than mine. And he doesn't make mistakes (wish I could say that!), nor does he grow tired or weary. You can't give Him more than He can handle. And He will give you the strength to do everything He wants you to do. If we trust Him, there's nothing to worry about.
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
Thank You, Lord, for giving us rest (Matthew 11:28), for renewing our strength, and for never growing weary - even (or perhaps especially!) when we do.
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  1. Holy alarm clocks! You are crazy busy, girl! Great reminder that God is never too busy or too tired to care for us. :) And may God grant you oodles of energy and make your sleep efficient!

    1. Hehe - thanks, Jen! I'm counting on Him taking care of me AND my family. Have a great one!

  2. I got tired just reading about you're life!! Wow! Glad you love it all!

    1. I do - some more than others, of course LOL. Thanks for stopping by, dear Terri!


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