My sister and I were talking via text this morning – as we often do – and she asked me if I was going to write anything new for my blog today. See, I had just recently told her that I had started this blog and she has been encouraging me to use it to release some of my feelings. I proceeded to tell her that today’s prompt was the word ‘weary’ and that I could probably say a lot about that word right now. I told her that I just didn’t really know exactly how to word it without giving out TMI. She gave me a little pep talk about how I didn’t need to go into specifics and how she felt like God had led me to the Five Minute Friday folks (and Christy in particular – since she is the one who sat with me and led me through starting this blogging adventure) because He knew I needed it right now. Her two little texts served as a starting point for me on this Friday. I wish to share them with you:
“Here’s a starting spot for you: It’s no coincidence that the root word of ‘weary’ is ‘wear’. Stuff wears out, stuff wears on your nerves, you wear stress like a coat. It weighs you down. You can get weary from wearing your problems and letting them weigh you down. Pray about them and shed them. Take ’em off. The longer your dwell on them the more weary you become.”
“If you have an item of clothing on that is making you you uncomfortable (your bra for example) you take it off as quick as you can. Yet we insist on wearing our worries that drag us down and hold us back like they were fine jewels or some such. Why can’t we children just trust God and shed the troubles and worries that are making us weary?”
I realized then that she was totally right. I am very weary right now due to worrying myself silly about some stuff going on in my life. I’m mentally exhausted and bent down from worry. I pray over and over about things, but then get right back up and worry some more. Why can’t I take God at His Word?
“For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.” — Jeremiah 31:25
Thank you, sweet little sister, for motivating me today (I know you’ll be reading this 😜). And I think your words prove that YOU are the writer in the fam.