Today’s Key Scripture
“You have not called on Me [in prayer and worship], O Jacob; but you have grown weary of Me, O Israel.”
— Isaiah 43:22, amp
The only way to truly know the Father is to spend time in His presence—hour after hour, day after day. As you do, you will find that your words become much more than one-way communication. God also begins to speak, and you will recognize the sound of His voice. You will begin to know Him, really know Him.
But when there is weariness, there will be no prayer. In Isaiah 43, the Lord became concerned with the children of Israel when they stopped praying because of their spiritual fatigue. They were complaining, “I’m tired of walking in this hot, barren desert. Why should we pray? There seems to be no answer.” Sound familiar?
God looked down upon the scene and pointed to weariness as the reason for prayerlessness.
It is only natural to become physically tired from a hectic lifestyle, yet that is no justification for lethargy regarding the things of God. In fact, our exhaustion should cause us to rely on the Lord even more.
My beloved friend, don’t ever give up. Don’t stop praying, for the moment you do—for any reason—you allow an opening for Satan to attack you. Stay close to your first love (Revelation 2:4), and never grow weary.
A Prayer for Today
Father God, help me to not grow weary of You. Today I desire to worship You with my life. Let my prayers be lifted up to You as I strive to be anxious for nothing, trusting You with my life and my needs. You alone know what’s best for me. Help me to trust You more—that is my greatest need. Help me to lay hold of Your willingness to give Your best to me in Your time and for Your purpose. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.
*All Scripture references are NKJV unless otherwise noted.