Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Oh Soul Are You Weary And Troubled?

A couple days ago instead of my usual morning devotions, I did a word search for the word "weary" in the Bible.

When your life story's recurring theme is "waiting", it can become wearisome.
And after awhile, you can get what I've heard called "bone-tired."
However, it helps to remember the source of life and breath and all things (Acts 17:25).
The one who sustains the weary with a word.

Galatians 6:6-9 The one who is taught the word is to share all good things with the one who teaches him. Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow wearySo then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.

Isaiah 50:4 (Christ speaking through a prophet in poetic form, but for the purposes of this post, I've taken out the poetic breaks): "The Lord GOD has given Me the tongue of disciples, That I may know how to sustain the weary one with a word. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to listen as a disciple.The Lord GOD has opened My ear; And I was not disobedient, Nor did I turn back."

Isaiah 40:28-31  Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth Does not become weary or tired.  His understanding is inscrutable.  He gives strength to the weary, And to him who lacks might He increases power.  Though youths grow weary and tired, And vigorous young men stumble badly, Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.

Matthew 11:28-30 "Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”


  1. Thanks for these verses. I needed these reminders too!

    (Although - don't you love that, because you grew up with biblical language, you know that the word you need to search is not 'tired' but 'weary?' I'm not sure that I've heard anybody but a Christian use the word 'weary' in at least 15 years. It can be our new shibboleth).

  2. Thanks for these reminders, Heather! We're continuing to pray for you, Michael, and Million!

  3. Oh, the weariness of waiting is very difficult. We've had several simultaneous waits over the past two years. I don't know if you are a Beth Moore fan, but I watched this the other night and found it helpful.

    Praying for you through your wait.


    P.S. New mom + Morning devotions = You're awesome!