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Why Am I Tired? by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 03/26/12

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“I understand that it’s important to read the Bible and pray, but every day that I try, I’m exhausted. I try to wake up to spend time with God, but I always end up falling asleep. I just want to give up.”

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: The first thing I would do is ask, “Why am I tired?” Maybe there’s a physical reason that could be addressed with diet and exercise. It’s not something I naturally enjoy, but I do exercise because it gives me greater stamina and strength to seek the Lord and do the things He wants me to do.

We also need to be looking at our schedules and making sure we’re using time wisely. We can make sure that the things we’re doing truly represent God’s will for this season of our lives.

And we can ask God to help us. Remember the words of Isaiah 40: “He gives power to the faint, and to them that have no might He increases strength.”

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

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