Many of us are weary these days. Maybe our day to day activities make us tired. We push ourselves to do one more thing until we are finally exhausted. Sometimes then we can’t sleep because we are wound so tightly it is hard to relax.
We also get weary when it seems all we hear on the news is tragic events or see so much fighting and hate even on social media. It often seems there is a lack of love and kindness. We feel like we are small and wonder what difference we can make when it is so widespread.
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Why Are We Weary?
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Maybe our lists are too long. Maybe they should include time to rest scheduled right in there amongst cleaning the floor or making an appointment, or finishing that dish for supper.
Sometimes our weariness can’t be helped. A sick child needs our attention and we sit up all night caring for them.
Sometimes we bring on weariness because we just don’t want to stop for the night. We don’t want to face the quiet when we crawl into bed.
Rest for Your Soul
In those times when your very soul is weary, turn to God and find rest in him.
Yes, my soul, find rest in God;
my hope comes from him.
Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
My salvation and my honor depend on God;
he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
Trust in him at all times, you people;
pour out your hearts to him,
for God is our refuge.
I’d like to leave you with this prayer I wrote a few years ago in hopes that it will encourage you to go to God when you are weary and tired. There you may relax, rest and find peace.
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