So for the past 5 days I’ve been at Stony Brook God has taught me to be dependent on others. Trying to save money, I told myself I’d spend less than $50 while here at Stony and I have all thanks to the brothers and sister’s I have here at Stony Brook spotting me with their meal points. Many of us choose to be independent and it makes us really comfortable when we can rely on our own resources. Ultimately God has taught me to be dependent on Him. Isaiah 40:27-31 states:
27 Why do you complain, Jacob? Why do you say, Israel, “My way is hidden from the LORD; my cause is disregarded by my God”? 28 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. 29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. 30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31 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.
I am so used to control that when things get out of MY control I start to worry and feel weak, but God says here that it is okay to feel weak. We are human and even if we were filled with riches, even if we were able to run 30 mile marathons, or can study 8 hours a day; we are still going to grow tired and weary. So if you’re tired right now whether financially, academically, physically, emotionally, and/or spiritually I encourage you to just put down whatever you’re doing, and just ask God to renew your heart. It requires faith and if we are truly honest with God and ourselves than I truly believe God will answer your prayers.