Despite having and enjoying another delightful Sabbath Saturday, I find myself extremely exhausted as my hopes to complete some tasks tonight slipping away. When I go through my day struggling to maintain my energy, I know it’s the result of my slowly recovering Adrenal Fatigue. This is a condition that I’ve struggled with since the chaotic stresses of medical school and working without replenishing my soul, body, & spirit. Conventional medical schools don’t teach nor truly encourage medical students (or resident doctors) to properly take care of their holistic wellbeing, especially under the immensely brutal work load & schedule. Therefore, when my labwork earlier this year confirmed it, I was not surprised as I had researched it for some years already.
However, when I feel the fatigue flow over and permeate my body, I know that my body is telling me to rest and recoup before going any further. As a single Christian woman, I admit that there are times when it would be nice to come home to a caring husband whom I can just rest my weary head on his shoulders and be nourished by his tender words. Nonetheless, I appreciate the single season God has maintained me in, because it has revealed to me that I already have a spiritual husband in Christ that DOES care for me, DOES allow me to rest on his shoulders, and DOES replenish my spirit with his tender words!
Isaiah 54:5 “For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called”
Matt 11:28 “Come unto me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
Jeremiah 31:25 “For I have fully satisfied the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.”
Isaiah 40:29 “He gives power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increases strength.”
Hosea 2:14 “Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her.”
Therefore, I will listen to my body’s need for extended rest and know that I am not resting alone, but in the safe arms of My Lord Jesus.
I’m so glad to be loved by a Lord like that!
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