Elijah and Burnout

Updated: Nov 4

Burnout is “considered a state of physical or emotional exhaustion from ongoing stress.”[1] People who are driven will often eventually encounter burnout at some point. It’s simply where you’ve given out more than you have, and you are left depleted of resources for your own mental and spiritual health. We tend to think of burnout as something not really addressed in the Bible, but that is because we’re not looking for it. We see it in David, Job and Moses. Look at how he speaks to the Lord.