Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene

110 Hillcrest Way, (in Judah) Bedford, Indiana  47421

November 4, 2020

Good Wednesday afternoon,

I remember a line in a movie that one of the leading characters described how he was feeling after nonstop crisis.  He said: ‘I feel like too little butter spread over too much toast’.  Simply stated, the movie character was just plain tired!

I don’t know about you, but I’m tired!  I am sitting at the kitchen table, watching the few remaining leaves fall, and thinking: ‘why am I so tired’?  Frankly, the cares and concerns of this world are getting heavy.

We continue to deal with the Covid 19 virus and the sicknesses it has caused.  From mild to more serious we are concerned for each person in our church and community.  We have also been having home school as part of the quarantine process for the past 2 weeks.  Throw in the tough decisions on how and when to have church services and top it off with a contentious and uncertain Presidential election that is nearly a 50/50 split….well it feels like there is no end in sight and its exhausting.

I did a little search about what God’s Word says about being tired.  As your Pastors, more of the time our focus in on teachings that can help our people become deeper followers of Christ.  This time, the searching was for me.  I don’t know about you but I need a breather.  I need some clarity.  I just need a little peace!

In our world today, we get opinions from everyone and everyplace about just about everything.  I just want to know what God thinks about all of this.  What do I do when mentally and spiritually I’m tired?

  • Go to Jesus: Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.  Matthew 11:28-30

  • Wait, He will bring strength:  But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.  Isaiah 40:31

  • Keep doing good for others!  And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. Galatians 6:9-10

If you find yourself tired from all of the circumstances of life God has the answer.  Go to Him, wait for Him, and continue in well doing!  

Please listen to phone/text messages in regards to worship opportunities. Please continue to be faithful givers in tithe and faith promise giving whether by mail or online giving.  Please reach out to us if we can help you in any way.

Grace and Peace,
Pastor John and Pastor Melony