God’s word for the weary

Weariness comes on all of us sometimes. It is important to discern the reason for this. Sometimes it is simply that we need a good night’s sleep. At other times it will be because we have over-burdened ourselves with work, and need to strengthen our four pillars of mental health.

Other times there will be a spiritual element to this and we must learn to come to Jesus who is the only one who can give us true rest. At the end of this post is a video sermon that my pastor Tope Koleoso preached a few weeks ago now, it was very well received and both diagnoses and treats the problem. But before we get to that, let me share a couple of Bible verses with you that speak about weariness:

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
(Matthew 11:28–30).

Why do you say, O Jacob,
and speak, O Israel,
“My way is hidden from the LORD,
and my right is disregarded by my God”?
Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
his understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the faint,
and to him who has no might he increases strength.
Even youths shall faint and be weary,
and young men shall fall exhausted;
but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint.
(Isaiah 40:27–31).

http://vimeo.com/69116623 downloads of the message are also available.

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