Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.
— Proverbs 3:5 (AMPC)
Do you know that you can feel tired and worn-out from thinking too much? Mental tiredness is just as real as physical fatigue. Our minds need to rest, just as our bodies do. God’s Word encourages us not to be excessive in reasoning. Thinking about things is good and valuable, but moving into worry, anxiety, or merely relying on our own reasoning will exhaust us.
When I return from a conference where I have been studying and teaching for two or three days, I am tired not only physically but mentally and emotionally as well. I have learned to let my mind rest after working hard and not to try to make important decisions or engage in discussions that require deep thought.
The things that you need to think about will still be around tomorrow, so don’t hesitate to take a mental rest when you need one. Instead of trying to solve a problem today, why not have some fun and find something humorous that will give you a good laugh? Giving your mind a break may refresh you more than you think.
Prayer Starter: Father, help me get the rest I need in all areas of my life, especially in my mind. I love and appreciate You, Lord. Thank You for all that You do for me. In Jesus’ name, amen.