In a world that is constantly moving, it’s easy to feel worn down. We are always being pulled in different directions and it can be hard to find time to just stop and rest. When we are feeling tired, it can be difficult to see God as anything other than a demanding taskmaster.

This should not be our mindset in life. Instead of blaming the Lord for our hardships, we must see Him as our refuge in times of weariness. He is constantly asking more of us because He wants to make us stronger. Every challenge and every obstacle are meant to mold us into the person we must become. Despite the trials we face, God understands our exhaustion and He will always offer us rest when we pray to Him.

If we are tired, God can give us the strength to continue on. He can give us renewed hope and vigor. He will never leave us or forsake us. These bible verses will prove it:

Galatians 6:9 NIV

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Isaiah 40:28-31 NIV

Do you not know?
    Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
    and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary
    and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
    and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.

Matthew 11:28-30 NIV

 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Revelation 2:3 NIV

You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary.

Hebrews 12:3 NIV

Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

Psalm 55:22 NIV

Cast your cares on the Lord
    and he will sustain you;
he will never let
    the righteous be shaken.

Ephesians 2:8-10 NIV

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith —and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Luke 18:1 NIV

Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.