So have you ever felt overwhelmed, or what we sometimes call battle weary?
Sometimes the enemy just totally will not stop attacking me!
Yes, there have been times that I just wanted to throw my arms up and quit.
For example, a couple years ago I was working in a very toxic environment, and I was having a hard time keeping my head above water.
Then a new guy got hired. He was only there for a couple months when on our last shift together came to a close, we hugged and he groped me!
I was devastated! At that point, I just wanted to crawl into a hole!
All of this on top of a manager who absolutely hated me! I honestly wanted to just die! But I went to church the next day and gave it all to God and had my church family also go to battle with me.
But just like I had to do, we have to remember this: the Bible says in 1 Timothy to fight the good fight of faith. That means that we are in a battle to hold on to our faith in God’s promises.
Have you ever tried to rope climb?
It’s exhausting! But if you let go, you will fall and probably get pretty hurt!
That’s how it is with faith. It can be exhausting, and that’s why you are getting tired.
In times like that, you have got to look to Him.
Becoming battle weary is totally normal and nothing to be ashamed of. It happens to everybody.
Let me tell you how to overcome it.
First you need to sit at the Lord’s feet and give it all to Him.
Next, find God’s promises (especially if it applies to your situation) and quote it over yourself.
Then praise him for your victory!
And if you need to, remember, we are supposed to bear one another’s burdens, so ask for prayer if you need to.
When we do these things, and praise Him in advance for our victory, we encourage ourselves and stir our faith. That’s when we’ll be encouraged and give God something to work with.
I hope this helps you out!
Remember God loves you and so do I!
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Hannah Benson — known for her big heart, her kindness, and her eagerness to serve — is the author of the Overcoming Autism blog.
Hannah was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 14, and now uses this media platform as a way to reach out to those living with Autism and other handicaps. Hannah shares tips and coping skills for those with Autism and for family and friends of those who have been diagnosed; she also relates her life to stories in the Bible and chronicles the lessons she’s learned along her journey.
Hannah Benson can be found on Instagram @hannah_benson94 or on Facebook on the Overcoming Autism Hannah’s Story.