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