So I’ve been away for nearly 11 months and not dedicating myself to writing here as I resolved to at the beginning of this year. At first, I didn’t know whether I wanted to continue this blog with the way it was. I’m not the best with putting in pictures and I love words… Then I flirted with having non faith-related content on here as well. But then I wasn’t sure that was the purpose God had laid on my heart when I started this. And then I got busy with works and all I could say at the end of every day was “I’m tired, I’m so tired.”

I think many of ua make that negative prophesy over our lives daily. “I’m tired.” Sometimes it’s not even about physical tiredness, it’s about emotional or spiritual or mental tiredness. Like hamsters on a wheel, we run and run endlessly, never stopping to breathe. It’s easy to ignore how “tired” we are when things are going well and we’re hitting all the targets we set for ourselves. But when everything seems against us, nothing goes our way and it seems we just can’t find success, it’s easy to lose hope. It’s easy to despair and feel lonely and isolated. We begin to say things like “I can’t” and make negative prophesies against ourselves “I’m never able to do x” or “that never works for me” or the infamous “I’m tired, I’m so tired.” We may not even truly believe these statements but in moments of weakness, we may fall prey to these expressions of hopelessness.

No matter how heavy the burden seems, no matter how impossible the challenge or however unbearable and exhausting the weight, God in Heaven is faithful and has promised to help us with our load. He has promised us strength and peace. Therefore, we need not worry because with God’s strength, everything is possible, every load is feather light. With God’s peace comes the assurance that everything will be alright and with that assurance comes the joy of The Lord. So let’s trust in God’s strength not in ours to face all our challenges.

Therefore, I still don’t know what God has in store for me and this blog. I still don’t have the picture/animation thing sorted out. Work is still hectic and I’m not sure what I should be doing with my life. But I am not tired and I am not discouraged because thought alone, I am weak, turning everything over to My Father, gives me strength and in that, I find hope, and in that, I find peace. Peace to everyone!

Psalm 29:11 (MSG)
[11] God makes his people strong. God gives his people peace.