Sick and Tired

Sickness and tiredness happen to everyone, sooner or later. But we often hasten or worsen our sicknesses, physical and mental, by what we do or do not do.

God does not promise us perfect health, perpetually, but He does give us several good principles in His Word for how we should ideally live our lives to maximize our chances of health and vitality.

To the extent that we can and do follow these principles, we are more likely to be healthy and happy, physically, mentally, and spiritually.

Related Bible Verses

Proverbs 3:7

Do not be wise in your own eyes, fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.

Proverbs 4:20-22

My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body.

Song Notes

You wrote this song after a particularly exhausting stint at school when you were thinking how sick and tired you felt, and how much of that was due to your own irresponsibility, mismanaging your health and time.

You know much of your sickness and tiredness comes from not doing what God advises you to do. Not eating well, sleeping well, caring for your physical body through exercise and proper habits, not resting when you should, lacking moderation, etc, etc.

But it can be hard to break entrenched habits. That’s why you need Jesus to help!


I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired
I’m through with feeling like this every single day
From now, I choose to live my life another way
Jesus help me do what You say

My head is fuzzy and my heart is cold
My years are few but deep inside, I’m feeling old
I pay no mind to all the things that I’ve been told
I must break through this evil hold

You have given food and drink to revive us, but we’ve turned it into wretched gluttony
You have given pleasures, gifts to delight us, but we just pervert them with our greed
You have given to us one day in seven that we might remember You
But we use each day for our selfish purposes, and now we’re starting to…

Be sick and tired of being sick and tired
No wonder we so rarely feel that we’re okay
Distracting consciences and trying to numb our pain
When will we learn how to obey?

No wonder we are feeling sick and tired
And life’s an uphill battle every single day
It’s much too burdensome, this price we have to pay
Jesus help us to live Your way–
Help us to live life well, today


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