by Nancy Stultz
Weary, defined by Merriam-Webster by these words: exhausted in strength, endurance, vigor, or freshness; having one’s patience, tolerance or pleasure exhausted
Have you been weary? What is the source of your weariness? Is it a physical weary or a mental weary?
Is the source of your weariness something that’s out of your control? Is there anything you can do about it?
My weariness was definitely mental and out of my control. It was only when I turned to the Lord and His words that was I able to overcome it. Through scripture I was encouraged to change my thinking and attitude, which was something I could do, to get a fresh perspective on the cause of my weariness. God is so good to use His words to help us when we are in situations that seem hopeless. If you are weary, I encourage you to read God’s word. Let Him show you the way to overcome whatever it is that is causing your exhaustion. He desires to speak to us and only asks that we be willing to listen expectantly. Plug in your iGod, quiet your mind, open your Bible, and listen for His whisper.
After sharing with you this weekend about my weariness, which was partly because of messiness in my Christian community, my devotion on Monday morning included this verse from Galatians 6:9 – “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Then on Monday afternoon as I was finishing up my Bible study lesson for our Monday night study, guess what verse it had me read? Yep, Galatians 6:9! So, I read it again and this time I read on through verse 10 which says, “So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith (aka-Christian community).” God is good!!