N is For Never-Tiring

Our church uses the curriculum published by Children Desiring God.  For first grade, they are implementing the ABC’s of God.  Our first grader has been learning characteristics of God, such as God is Creator, Glorious, Wise, Almighty, Sovereign, Provider, Attentive, Unchanging, etc.  Today, she came home form Sunday School with this lesson – ‘N is for Never-Tiring.’  As I read it, I was encouraged to remember that when I am feeling weak and tired and my strength is gone, God never grows tired or weary.  He never slumbers or sleeps.  He is the One who gives rest to our weary souls.

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.
Isaiah 40:28

My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip—
He who watches over you will not slumber.
Indeed, He who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
Psalm 21:2-4

Psalm 27:2 also states…
In vain you rise early
and stay up late,
toiling for food to eat—
for He grants sleep to those he loves.

There is a footnote for Psalm 27:2 referring to ‘for He grants sleep’ saying that some versions say ‘for while they sleep He provides for ‘.  This would then read, “For while they sleep, He provides for those He loves.”  How freeing that is!  Now, this does not mean that I can just sleep the day away  -That would be a completely different issue!  He does give each of us gifts and abilities that we are to use for His glory.  He has given us work to do. But, when I am weary and in need of rest, He has boundless energy and continues to provide for me as I sleep.  Then, I can face each day with the strength and endurance that He provides.

Lord Jesus, help me to rest and trust in You.

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