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Written by Beth Andrews for “Deeper Roots” @ https://dbethandrews.wordpress.com
A Word for the Weary
POSTED ON JANUARY 11, 2021 BY BETH ANDREWS
David and his men returned home to Ziklag after a three-day trek to find the Amalekites had raided the region, burned their homes, and took their families captive. They did what you and I would do: “David and his men wept aloud until they had no strength left to weep” (1 Sam 30:4). Ever been there? I know I have. But after the weeping, he did something else, “David found strength in the Lord his God” (v. 6).
This morning as I sat down to my prayer journal, I wrote my usual greeting: “Holy Father,” then I stared at the empty page. Some mornings that about all I can muster – just to call His name.
Because I’m weary.
Because I’m overwhelmed.
Because I don’t know what to do.
Because I don’t see any way out of my circumstances.
Then I remembered David and I determined to follow his good example.
Because the Lord said, “Come to me all you who are weary and I will give you rest” (Matt. 11:28).
Because the Scripture says: “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you” (1 Pet 5:7).
Because He promised: “Whether you turn to the right or to the lift, your ears will hear a voice behind you saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it.’” (Is 30:21).
Because He acts on behalf of his people: “The Lord drove the sea back with a strong east wind and . . . the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground” (Ex. 14:21,22).
Just like David, I found strength in the Lord my God. His Word refreshed me and encouraged me. The Scriptures remind me of His unfailing, never-ending, always faithful love. His promises give me hope.
Beloved, what has you weary this morning? Grief? Despair? What is overwhelming you? Needs? People? Are you at a loss to know what to do? Do you feel like there’s no way out of your circumstances? There is strength and encouragement and peace in the Word of God. From Genesis to Revelation, you will find hope to refresh your soul and Joy to fill your heart. God has a Word for you today.
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To my brothers and sisters in Christ, please feel free to share this message of the cross with those in need…
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