Psalm 88: 2-3
O Lord, the God of my salvation,
I have cried out by day and in the night before You.
2 Let my prayer come before You;
Incline Your ear to my cry!
3 For my soul has [c]had enough troubles,
Just look at those puppy faces. Tired, weary, worn-out; have you ever felt like that? Of course you have, we all have. But there can be a tiredness of the Spiritual kind, as well. In war, many a good man (or woman) has been laid up with what is called “Battle-Fatigue.”
Battle fatigue: The World War II name for what is known today as post-traumatic stress, this is a psychological disorder that develops in some individuals who have had major traumatic experiences (and, for example, have been in a serious accident or through a war). The person is typically numb at first but later has symptoms including depression, excessive irritability, guilt (for having survived while others died), recurrent nightmares, flashbacks to the traumatic scene, and overreaction to sudden noises. Post-traumatic stress became known as such in the 70s due to the adjustment problems of some Vietnam veterans. (quote from Medicine Net.com)
We can go through times where it all just becomes too much. I have a friend who has had two of the closest people in life, die within 4 months of each other. I have another who has had one broken relationship after another. Still others have been falsely accused, lied about. We can be so cruel to each other as human beings. I think this is why Jesus reminds us so much to “love one another, as I have loved you.” John 13:34
Our Precious God promises never to “allow us to be tempted above what we are able, but will, with the temptation, provide the way of escape that we may be able to stand up under it.” 1Corinthians 10:13
I just want to crawl up into God’s lap sometimes, lean my head against His chest, and fall asleep to the rhythm of His breathing, with the sound of His heartbeat gently resounding in my ears. Well, I can do that. Every time I open His Word, or sit down out on the porch and just talk to Him, just listen to Him, It is such a privilege and a joy to have a God who is o incredibly easy to come to. Jesus says, “Come to me all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” So come to Him today, weary traveler, soldier of the King, and crawl up into the comforting arms of the God who loves you, the God who cares for You, the God who promises to get You through. He is as good as His Word, and His Word is flawless.