• Weariness Often Wins

    May 6, 2015 | Blog
  •  There’s a word in my vocabulary that seems to hang around a lot lately.  Here is Webster’s take on it: 

    weary |ˈwi(ə)rē|

    adjective ( wearier weariest )

    feeling or showing tiredness, esp. as a result of excessive exertion or lack of sleep : he gave a long, weary sigh• reluctant to see or experience any more of; tired of : she was weary of their constant arguments | [in combination ] war-weary Americans.

    • calling for a great amount of energy or endurance; tiring and tedious : the weary journey began again.

     

             I personally know what it feels like to have excessively  exerted oneself over and over again, in the hopes that a problem or a heartache will be resolved.   Trying different techniques, placing hopes on what a certain specialist or professional has to offer; this is familiar territory to me.    Though I can be a slow learner, I have learned that there are some problems, some relationships, and some situations that are not easily understood; much less fixed.   When a client is struggling with the weariness of their own personal  journey, I can empathize.    Unmet expectations are often some of the cruelest traveling companions.    Sometimes changing those expectations is one of the keys to positive forward movement. 

                God addresses weariness in His Word.  And though His promises are so enticing, they sometimes seem so illusive.  We  don’t get to dictate how or when they become fruitful.  I have learned it helps to turn my focus from what He is doing or not doing in my life to Who He is.   "The LORD is God.  It is he who made us, and we are his;  We are his people, the sheep of his pasture."  Psalm 100:3.   

             As you continue walking in this relationship with God, I encourage you to trust that he will bring people  into your life who will "know the word that sustains the weary."   Isaiah 50:4.  Just keep walking, until you experience the rough ground becoming level.