Friday, November 13, 2015

Five Minute Friday: Weary

So, Kate’s word this week is weary.  I’m from the south. We don’t get weary. We get tired.

And ya’ll…..

I’m tired.

Physically, I need some rest.  Late nights. Early mornings. Going and going all day long. 

Mentally, I need some rest.  I want to veg out, watch Christmas movies, an NCIS marathon (or 90210 or Homeland).  I want my brain to do NOTHING.

As a mama, I’m tired.  I’m tired of fussing and stopping arguments.  I’m tired of backtalking and hateful attitudes.  And while I’m on the subject….Pray for me. I have a teenager.  Oh.

But in all this weariness…

My heart

My soul

My body

I find rest.

I find rest in Christ.

And I don’t know how to put it into elaborate words, so I will say it simply.

When I’m weary, Christ gives me rest.

In Him, I find peace.  I find hope. I find joy.

And we are all going through something that makes us weary, and I tell you, girl….There’s Jesus.  He wants you to bring him all your burdens.  He wants you to lay them down at His cross. He wants to give you strength and rest.

And my five minutes are up, but let me tell you this.

Whether you are a tired mama

A military wife

A warrior battling disease

Whether your finances are in shambles

Your marriage is falling apart

You don’t know where you will lay your head tonight

Take it to Christ.  He wants you to lean on Him.  He wants to give you rest for your weary self. 

I’ve been there.

I’ve been weary from deployment and finances and my career and sick children and miscarriage and - - - - and Christ was there.  When I chose to carry my burdens to Him, he met me right where I was and gave me rest, gave me peace, gave me hope.

And Christ can do that for you too.

Just say Jesus.


  1. While Paris is under attack, we need to pray and remember that Jesus will rest all of our weary hearts. Thank you for this timely and necessary post.

    Visiting from Five Minute Friday,

  2. Yes, sister...we do find peace, joy, and especially rest only in through Christ. I SO relate to at least one thing you speak of - as I have a teen. It's dang hard!!!! My prayer for you this Christmas season is that you will find some rest and enjoy celebrating the birth of our rest Giver.

    ~visiting ya from FMF (I'm sitting at #76)

  3. Natasha,
    your post brought tears to my eyes. Especially the afterward. Perhaps it was the background music "Still, Still, Still" performed by the Piano Guys. It resonated, though. I'm so thankful you stopped by and gave me your link number so I could find you as well! :)
    This has been the best community I've ever been a part of!!
    #12 this week


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