Israel at War: Seven Months (Exhaustion)

It’s been seven months of living in the shadow of the Black Sabbath (October 7th), a period that has reshaped our lives in ways we couldn’t have imagined. Every day, sirens sound throughout the country, news alerts ping on our phones, and reminders of the 133 innocent Israelis still held captive by terrorists are posted everywhere we go. For seven months, the rhythm of anticipation has dominated my days. But, it’s not only the external war that weighs heavy on me; it’s the internal toil of living in a state of perpetual alertness as the war intensifies. Every day is like a game of chance. Will it be quiet, or will we have to take shelter?

As you can imagine, these last seven months have been emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually overwhelming, leaving me running on empty fumes until exhaustion inevitably takes over. Yet, amidst this fatigue, I find solace in Yeshua, drawing strength from His unwavering grace and boundless love.

Though there were many projects I wanted to work on this year, the war has taken a toll, and it’s been a struggle to get anything done. I’ve tried powering through, but my body inevitably fails as it screams for rest. We often recite Matthew 11:28 — “Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” — when we feel exhausted, but how often do we obey it? During this wartime, I’m learning that true rest isn’t found in the fleeting distractions of this world but in the enduring peace that can only be found when we come to Yeshua. In His presence, we find the strength to persevere, running the race set before us.

So, as I continue navigating these tumultuous times, I choose to hold fast to God’s promises of strength, peace, perseverance, and hope. Though I’d planned to be more active on social media and grow my audience this year, I’m taking each day as it comes and praising God for the small victories. I hope to be back with more content soon, but I wanted to give a quick update for now. I think we’re all feeling the effects of this war, and though it’s easy to become discouraged as we fight to get the truth out, I want to remind you that it’s okay if you can’t power through. Sometimes, the most productive thing we can do is soak in God’s grace and allow His rest to restore our weary souls!

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