Ever felt like there is just too much on your plate and you simply don’t have the strength to continue carrying that weight? I’ll be the first to tell you that I’ve been there. Better yet, I am currently experiencing a stage of emotional fatigue. Everything seems to be going wrong, the weight I’m carrying feels heavier and heavier everyday, life insists on throwing curveballs my way, and my emotions are all over the place. But although I feel emotionally drained right now, I know that God will turn things around for His purpose (like He always does). So, if you’re experiencing any kind of emotional fatigue or burnout, below are 15 bible verses for when you’re emotionally drained.
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The Emotionally Drained In The Bible
There is a huge misconception many people have regarding Christianity. Many convert to Christianity because they are told that once they become Christian, they will no longer suffer or be exposed to pain. And as beautiful as that sounds, it’s not true. Becoming a Christian doesn’t automatically turn you into a superhero who no longer suffers, feels, hurts, or gets tired. If you read through the Bible, you will discover that God used pain, adversity, and trials to fulfill his purpose in his chosen ones.
The Prophet Elijah Was Emotionally Drained At One Point
After Jezebel threatened Elijah’s life, he ran away to save his life. During this period, Elijah became emotionally drained. He found himself stuck in the wilderness, tired of running, and with no idea of where to go next. Here are his words:
1 Kings 19:4 But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a broom tree. And he prayed that he might die, and said, “It is enough! Now, Lord, take my life, for I am no better than my fathers!” (NKJV)
Hope For The Emotionally Drained
As long as we are in our human bodies, we will always be exposed to pain.
Whether it’s physical, spiritual, emotional, or mental pain, christians aren’t exempt from pain. However, the upside of being a Christian is that we have hope in the midst of pain. As believers of God, we don’t have to experience pain alone or in vain.
Any pain that God allows us to feel is with purpose and only momentarily.
God’s Answer + Hope For Elijah
Elijah was so drained to the point where he simply wanted to die – he wanted to end his suffering. But God did not condemn Elijah for feeling emotionally drained.
- Encountered him in the desert – God encounters us in the place we are in.
- Touched Elijah – God touches us to provide us comfort and strength.
- Spoke to Elijah – God speaks to our heart when we are in the desert.
- Encouraged him to arise – God lifts us up when we don’t have strength.
- Reminded him what his purpose was – God reminds us that we must continue walking, believing, and trusting Him because our journey is not over.
1 Kings 19:5-7 Then as he lay and slept under a broom tree, suddenly an angel touched him, and said to him, “Arise and eat.” Then he looked, and there by his head was a cake baked on coals, and a jar of water. So he ate and drank, and lay down again. And the angel of the Lord came back the second time, and touched him, and said, “Arise and eat, because the journey is too great for you.” (NKJV)
15 Best Bible Verses For When You Are Emotionally Drained
1. Psalm 27:13
I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. (NKJV)
2. Psalm 34:19
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. (NKJV)
3. Psalm 23:4
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. (NKJV)
4. 2 Corinthians 12:9
And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (NKJV)
5. Galatians 6:9
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. (NKJV)
6. Isaiah 40:29
He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. (NKJV)
7. Isaiah 40:31
But those who wait on 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. (NKJV)
8. Exodus 33:14
And He said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” (NKJV)
9. Jeremiah 31:25
For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.” (NKJV)
10. Psalm 62:1
Truly my soul silently waits for God;
From Him comes my salvation. (NKJV)
11. Psalm 73:26
My flesh and my heart fail; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. (NKJV)
12. Matthew 11:28
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (NKJV)
13. Isaiah 26:3
You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. (NKJV)
14. Matthew 6:34
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. (NKJV)
15. Hebrews 4:16
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I hope you found this post helpful! Let me know in the comments below which bible verses for when you are emotionally drained you liked the most. Also, are there any other bible verses that you like to read when you’re feeling exhausted?
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Sending you blessings & love,