Some days get hard.
We feel exhausted.
Tired of fighting.
About ready to give up.
Feeling like we can’t go on.
Struggling through defeat.
The enemy seems to be hot on our trail.
And we wonder if we’ve been left on our own.
Life can definitely be full of challenges at times. The world can seem dark and uncertain. Top headline news stories can leave us feeling anxious, worried, burdened over the hurt that so many are experiencing. Even those who know Truth, even those who walk closely with God, who believe in Him and in His power, even they…get tired.
None of us are immune. And often there’s not even just one “big” thing, but just lots of little battles that can drain us dry. Parenting, marriage, job, relationships, fears, worries about the future, experiencing loss, discouragement, illness, money problems – it all can leave us beaten down and worn.
But no matter what we face, we can be assured: God is always with us.
He knows our way.
And we are never alone.
For those who are battle-weary, His Truth over us for this day…
God won’t let go, not ever, though we may struggle with the lies that He’s left us fending for ourselves in hard times. His Word is filled with reminders that He fights for us still today. It never says this life will be easy. He never promises that we won’t get weary, or that we won’t face an enemy or a giant. But He does say we can come to Him and He will give us rest. He does promise to fill us with the power of His Spirit and that His joy will be our strength. He does remind us that the battle is not ours but the Lord’s. He does say that we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against the spiritual forces of darkness in this life.
He will give us strength, He will bring the victory, even when we feel outnumbered or too tired to keep pressing on.
We’re all in this life thing together, let’s help each other today. Give an encouraging word, smile at someone, write a note, send a text, buy someone a coffee, pray for another soul and let them know that you’re praying, anything, just to remind a fellow believer that you’re holding up their battle-weary arms. And that you’re with them.
Peace to you this day, He’s fighting for you, and He cares.
31 verses from His heart to you:
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
“Cast all your anxiety on Him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7
“Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.” Psalm 105:4
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6
“It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.” Psalm 18:3
“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9
“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength; they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31
“Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:16
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7
“Cast your cares on the Lord, and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall.” Psalm 55:22
“But the Lord answered her, ‘Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.’” Luke 10:41-42
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things…and the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:8-9
“Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10
“…for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:11-13
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
“For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.” 2 Chronicles 16:9
“In the day that I called, you answered me. You encouraged me with strength in my soul.” Psalm 138:3
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust’…He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge…” Psalm 91:1-2,4
“The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.” Psalm 145:18
“The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights.” Habakkuk 3:19
“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” Galatians 6:9
“…he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.” Proverbs 11:25
“I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.” Psalm 4:8
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1
“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalm 73:26
“…for he grants sleep to those he loves.” Psalm 127:2
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” John 10:10
“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” Isaiah 40:28-29
“My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:14
“I lift up my eyes to the hills, where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip, he who watches over you will not slumber.” Psalm 121:1-3
(This article also appeared here: http://www.crosswalk.com/blogs/debbie-mcdaniel/31-verses-for-when-you-feel-burdened-and-weary.html)