Reflections with Calvin and Hobbes – on being exhausted

It’s been a while since I’ve posted regularly to this blog, but I hope to remedy that in the weeks to come this summer! So here are some deep thoughts with Calvin and Hobbes:

Calvin & Hobbes - Miller Time

What do you do when you have a bad day, a hard day, a long day, or an exhausting day? It’s easy in today’s fast-paced world to get overwhelmed, stressed out, frustrated, even to the point of depression and discouragement! The answer is not to go grab a ‘cold one’ from the fridge. No, there is a better place you can go to find joy, peace and hope.

His name is JESUS.

The Bible says, “But those who wait upon 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.” (Isaiah 40:31).

Isaiah 40-31

So if you’re getting weary and feel like giving up, chances are you’ve neglected waiting on the Lord. Spending time with Jesus in the secret place of prayer. Meditating on His Word. Being in His presence.

So hear the gentle voice of Jesus calling you to come back to Him, to get alone in your prayer closet until you’re not alone any more, and abide in His love. In His presence there is fullness of joy and a peace that passes all understanding. Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28).

Take a moment and listen to the words to this song by Chris Tomlin and may they encourage you to rise…

 

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About Chris Jordan

Husband. Father. Author. Pastor. Guidance Counsellor. High School Teacher. Follower of Jesus. And I enjoy a good cup of coffee!
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One Response to Reflections with Calvin and Hobbes – on being exhausted

  1. Peter Brooke says:

    Thanks, Chris, for this reminder that we need to be intentional about setting time and space aside to be alone with the Lord, away from the rush and the noise of our busy lives, to gain that eternal perspective and to know that, because He loves us unconditionally, we can come to Him with heavy hearts or burdened souls and tired bodies and He will give us rest (Matthew 11:28). Here is a passage from the devotional “Come to the River” by Joy McCullough which provides some further encouragement:
    “Let Me still your soul… let Me sing My pleasure over you (Zeph. 3:17). You are mine. Let Me lead. Today you need stillness and tranquility. Be slow to speak and quick to listen (James 1:19). Turn aside today; interrupt your daily routine to pay attention to My presence. … I will show you more of Myself when you turn aside. AllowMe to transform you. Expect Me to change you from the inside out.
    I am with you. I am your refuge. Stay within My strong tower today. “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.” “The way of the Lord is a refuge for the righteous…” (Proverbs 18:10, 10:29a). Choose to believe the truth that I am working out the details even though you may not see the evidence at this time. Be what I have called you and equipped you to be. Wait unrushed with Me. I will give you direction. Relinquish your need to control each day. Let Me be in control of what and who crosses your path. I am in it, so be calm. I am interested in developing within you a well-ordered heart – not necessarily a balanced, exterior life. I want to teach you to love the right thing in the right way to the right degree and with a right attitude. Your life is about leaving a legacy. Let Me do the necessary inner work deep within your heart. (Isaiah 40:29-31).”

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