SECOND BAPTIST

Weariness

The reality of our new normal has been weighing on me as of late. The rhythm of grocery buying via website, mask wearing when I leave the house, isolation of spending so much time at home, and online connecting with people who I am accustomed to seeing face to face is really starting to bring me down. Weariness is setting in and all I want to do is nothing. Well nothing productive anyway.

Are you tired, worn down, and weary? Are you done with digital everything? Do you long to see people’s smiles again?

Me too.

The writer of Proverbs writes of this weariness.

“I am weary, O God; I am weary and worn out, O God. I am too stupid to be human and I lack common sense. I have not mastered human wisdom, nor do I know the Holy One. Who but God goes up to heaven and comes back down? Who holds the wind in his fists? Who wraps up the oceans in his cloak? Who has created the whole wide world?…”

-Proverbs 30:1-4, NLT

The writer of these verses in Proverbs describes God figuratively as being able to hold the wind and gather the ocean into his cloak. Or put another way, God can hold what is unholdable and collect what is uncollectable. He is bigger than our finite minds can ever comprehend. He is our creator and our sustainer who does not grow weary, who does not grow faint, and who is not surprised by the situation in which we find ourselves.

In the midst of my weariness, this is a poignant reminder. Today may we cry out to the One who restores us and rest in his arms. And may we, like the writer of Hebrews said, take a new grip with our tired hands and strengthen our weak knees and continue this journey before us with endurance and hope (Hebrews 12:12, NLT).