Weary: Turn to God and Find Rest

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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weary, then look to Jesus



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.

(Psalm 65:5-8 NIV)



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.


weary, turn to God



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8 thoughts on “Weary: Turn to God and Find Rest

  1. Dear Gayl, these words and photos and Scripture are just so very beautiful today. Just what I needed for these days ahead of me. I am so thankful that He hears our every cry! Blessings, hugs, and love to you my dear sister. xoxo

    1. Dear Bettie, I’m so glad this was encouraging to you today! Yes, He does hear our every cry and knows our thoughts and our needs and all about us. What a loving Father we have! Blessings, love and hugs to you, too, dear sister! xoxo

  2. Today I am weary due to an unexpected occurrence of vertigo. Last evening, after a wonderful day, my vertigo returned. I have been in bed most of today. I was supposed to be selling copies of my children’s book at a local vendor event today. I am very thankful that while I am weary, I can call to Him and He gives me comfort.

    1. Dear Melissa,
      I am so sorry to hear about your vertigo. That’s so hard. It must be disappointing to have to miss the event. But I am glad that you can find comfort in the Lord even when tired, weary and disappointed. Blessings and love to you, Melissa! I hope you feel much better soon.

  3. Such a great post of encouragement, Gayl! Thank you for sharing, sweet friend! It’s always wonderful to visit with you! God bless you! 🙂

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