Saturday, 20 June 2020

Weary, but .....

Come To me All Who Are Weary and I will Give You Rest. - Quotes
How many of us can relate to the opening words of Proverbs 30 in this particular season of our lives?

"The sayings of Agur son of Jakeh—an inspired utterance. This man’s utterance to Ithiel: 
“I am weary, God, but I can prevail.”

There is something reassuring about Agur's honesty in this saying. He is willing to admit that he is weary (spent/tired), but there is also a glimmer of hope. He says that he can prevail! Perhaps this is a word of faith or hope for Agur - even though he feels broken he knows that he can continue with God's help.

If we read this verse in a different translation, if gives us a little different perspective. It suggests that Agur doesn't know how he will prevail. This assumes that he wants to get over the bump in the road, but is unsure of where to turn. 

"Thus says the man: I am weary, O God,
    I am weary, O God. How can I prevail?" (NRSV)

If we were listening into his conversation we would be prompted to shout out a response: "You can prevail by turning to God's wisdom and allowing God to help you out of your trouble!"

"God does not dispense strength and encouragement like a druggist fills your prescription. The Lord doesn't promise to give us something to take so we can handle our weary moments. He promises us Himself. That is all. And that is enough." - Charles R. Swindoll

If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude. Colin Powell

Living in Grace

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