To the gal saying, "I need a drink!"
I've been where you are, don't do it. Don't open that bottle of wine or order that beer with that mentality. The mentality that you need that alcoholic something to get you through whatever you're going through is a slippery slope to an overindulgent binge-culture. We live in a culture that is ashamed to need help or a shoulder to cry on. But it is much worse to need a substance that inebriates and inhibits us than to need a friend.
There is no shame in needing quiet time to rest and revive ourselves, but society says otherwise. Wanting to drink like this is your mind's way of saying, "please, slow down". It is your body's way of asking for some respite from the anxiety-inducing world we live in today. It your soul's way of begging for a rest from the neck-breaking speed you push it through. There is nothing wrong with needing to slow down. But we are mishearing what our body and soul is asking for. They are not asking for a drink, they are just asking for rest, and instead of admitting that we are tired, we try to disguise with more socially acceptable ways to "relax".
There is a time honored phrase and belief that God will never give us more than we can handle, but I don't think that necessarily true. I don't think God will ever give us more than we can handle without God's help, meaning, that on our own, it may be too much. Remember, we can do all through Christ who strengthens us (Philippians 4:13). Not all things on our own. If things are feeling like too much for you, than instead of reaching for the bottle, reach out to God. The reason you feel so exhausted is because you are not allowing God to help you through what you are meant to need help with! God never planned for us to go through this alone, the plan was for God to remain by our side. Isaiah 43:2 reminds us that even when pass through rivers we will not be swept away and when we pass through fires we will not burn, because God is with us and protecting us as long as we ask God to be there.
Instead of denying your humanity and need for God this week with a drink, admit your fraility with grace and ask for help to walk through this upcoming week with great love and faith.
You can read more about God's love and grace here