Read 1st Kings 19:4
“Never quit on a Monday.” You can find this sentence in countless books about pastoring. The wisdom behind the saying is tremendous. Exhaustion blinds us to all but the worst in our circumstances. More than this, it exaggerates the worst in our circumstances. None of us have the spiritual strength of Elijah. Read 1st Kings 18 to get a feel for this man’s anointed “mojo.” Yet even this mightiest of prophets was reduced to a heaving blob of self-pity and baseless fear by the one culprit which can annihilate us all: exhaustion. Only Jesus withstood it and kept His heart. If you find yourself sounding like 1st Kings 19:4, read the rest of the chapter to learn about how God can reset you through rest. Notice that Elijah did nothing for himself at this point. Notice the counsel of the angel in 19:7. “The journey is too great for you.” It’s the same for us. The anchor of saving faith is found here. It is something done for us, not something we do. The ultimate form of exhaustion comes through our self-salvation efforts. It is all too great for us. True rest and sane perspective come from the One who alone exhausted exhaustion and conquered death on the Cross, the One who became sin for us. Receive and rest in Him today.