Is Your Tank on E?

Like me, do you ever get weary in spirit?  It’s nearly debilitating.  Have you done this?  You just feel like a deflated balloon at times?  Always tired and just general feelings of exhaustion?  Do you ever end up with your own tank on empty just trying to fill everyone else’s tanks?
There comes times in our lives where we need to recharge ourselves.  We can do so much for others that we wear ourselves down to the point where we have nothing left to give. I will be the first to say that things are NOT about me, and things are always about others, but if I have nothing left in my tank to give to others, how can it be about them; if I have nothing left for them??  God has recently started working in my heart about this very thing.  I sometimes have to recharge myself, and the only way to do that is with God.  By allowing Him to strengthen me (because let’s be honest, no one else can), and allowing Him to take the weary parts of my worn-out spirit and make them new again.  Praying to Him, talking to Him throughout my days, drawing purposely closer to Him even if I feel too busy or too tired.

Isaiah 40:31 (NLT)

31 But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
    They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
    They will walk and not faint.

Even when things seem bleak, even when we are weary in spirit toward things happening to those around us that we care about – and there’s nothing we can do about it, I know beyond doubt that everything is working as it’s supposed to, according to God’s divine plan.  How do I know this?  The Bible tells me.  The truth tells me.  God tells me to relax and trust in what is happening because it’s all for His glory.

Romans 8:28 (NLT)

28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them.


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About Dena:
“First and foremost, I’m a Daughter of the King and a long-time Christ follower. I’m also a dog mom who enjoys reading Christian books, cardio drumming, traveling often, and I’m a bit of a techie geek. My life has seen its fair share of curve-balls and I’ve found that I’ve become closer to Christ in each trial as He’s comforted me and shown me that I can solely put my faith and trust in Him. 2 Corinthians 1:4 NLT says “He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.” I feel thankful and blessed for the messes in my life – as they have brought me closer to Him.”

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