Wednesday, October 05, 2016


I've been in a funk lately.

I'm not sad or depressed.

The word I've landed on is weary.

I'm just weary.

I'm weary of doing laundry.  I mean, does it EVER end?

I'm wearing of planning and shopping for and cooking meals that half my family swears they "won't eat" anyway day after day.

I'm weary of all the day to day stuff.  And this sounds like I'm complaining but I KNOW that I'm so blessed and I'm so thankful because this really is the life I have always dreamed of.  But still I feel weary.  And I think it's more of an over whelming weariness in general. Not weary of my circumstances.

I'm weary of our world.  I'm weary of this election season.  I'm weary of the fact that we have two candidates who frankly are both horrible.  I'm weary of all the constant fighting.  I'm weary of the moral fabric of our country.  I'm weary of the meanness of people who sit behind their computers.  I'm weary of selfishness.  I'm weary of watching people suffer.  I'm weary of injustice and unfairness of this world.

And I'm wondering what you are weary of today?

Maybe you are weary of taking care of a special needs child?

Or weary of caring for an elderly parent.

Maybe you are weary of a chronic illness and never feeling good.

Maybe you are facing cancer and are weary of being sick and of fearing the future.

Are you weary of being single and having to do things alone? Are you weary because your life didn't turn out like you expected?

Maybe you are weary of trying to get pregnant when month after month the answer is no.

Maybe you are weary of working hard at a job you hate and not seeing any change ahead.

Are you having a hard time making ends meet and are weary of living paycheck to paycheck?

Maybe you are weary of being a single mom and never getting a break.

Maybe you have teenagers and it's just a draining time emotionally.

Or you are the mom of several littles and physically you are just exhausted.

Or you have lost a child or a spouse and you are weary of the grief you feel.

Maybe you are SO weary of having constant anxiety.

I was looking up Bible Verses on being weary and thought I would share with you.  Maybe you just need some encouragement today. There are so many verses on being weary and seeking rest in Christ.  God knew we would be tired, exhausted, and weary in this life.  But HE is the answer.  Nothing else can restore and replenish our joy like He can.  No else can give rest like He can. No one else can love us - ugly, broken, and sinful as we can be - like He can.  He made us. He knew the plans He had for us before time began.  Sometimes our weariness leads us straight to His arms because that's where we needed to be after all.

I’ll refresh tired bodies; I’ll restore tired souls.  Jeremiah 31:25 (the message)

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. James 1:12

My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. Psalm 62:1
Never tire of doing what is right. 2 Thessalonians 3:13
Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Hebrews 12:3
To this end I labor, struggling with all His energy, which so powerfully works in me. Colossians 1:29

I have been singing this song over and over in my head - I love the words to it especially the very last part........
Bear your cross as you wait for the crown
Tell the world of the treasure you've found

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