I’m gathering with the rest of the Five Minute Friday writers today. Each week we set a timer for five minutes and write on the same one-word prompt, unedited. We meet up at Kate Motaung’s place to share and encourage. It’s one of my favorite parts of my week. I invite you to join us, either on your own blog or in my comments below or on a scratch piece of paper.
This week’s word:
Friend, are you worn out and weary? Are you overworked, out of gas, ready for a break?
Yesterday I found myself there.
Weary of the rat race of life, feeling it’s time to slow things down (again).
Weary from not sleeping well the night prior.
weary :: impatient or dissatisfied with something
Weary of eating healthy and exercising and not seeing the results of that effort as quickly as I would like.
Weary of living to do what’s right when I see others who don’t prospering.
Weary of applying for jobs when there’s been no response from the ones I’ve already applied for.
Weary of writing (believe it or not) when the words don’t come as easily as I think they should. (I’m getting what it means to fight for my reader!)
When we find ourselves immersed in weary, I’m thankful we don’t need to remain there. Take a look:
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 NIV
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 NIV
God’s Words are the best encouragement. Especially if we’re weary.
May I suggest we take our weariness to the One Who has the answers for it. When we give it to Him, we’ll see Him refresh our weary souls. He’ll give us strength to endure, and provide rest in the moment.
He’ll give you and me what we need.
I shut down my computer, and spent time laughing with my family last evening. I went to bed early, and soaked in God’s presence. Sometimes simple steps, guided by God in His grace, make all the difference.
I’m praying any weariness in your life will be replaced with God’s peace today, friend.
Your harvest is coming soon. Don’t give up.
Much love to you today,