He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
Have you ever felt exhausted? Maybe there are times when you would even settle for exhausted, as you know what it's like to go a long way beyond even that, to a place of complete burnout; physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually; every which way!
There is comfort to be found in the verses that we have read today. The Bible makes it clear that the experience of being completely drained is going to happen. This is not a sign of failure or something to be ashamed of. Rather, it is a sign that you need refreshed.
Waiting takes time, therefore the phraseology of 'waiting on the Lord' indicates a period of time or a season. If you are in that place of weariness, perhaps it is time for you to deprioritise the things that are no longer energising you with joy and life. Instead, prioritise something else; waiting on the Lord.
You may not have the ability to form a prayer from the place of exhaustion and you may not have the mental capacity to focus on reading the Bible; but you can wait on Him. Find a place of peace, make time to go there often, and present yourself to the Lord there. Wait there, breath there, relax there. Everything else must be entrusted to Him in this season. Try it; you won't be let down.
Have I been running on empty? Has the exhausted state become my normal? Can I trust God to look after the things, that I fear will fall apart, if I take time to wait on Him?
Father, I purpose today to enter a season of waiting upon you. I look forward to finding you again in that season. I look forward to finding your refreshment. I entrust everything else to you.