(#31Days) Soul are you weary?

Weary

Some days feel like they have more than 24 hours in them.

Soul, are you weary

You know the ones. Where you wake up and look at the clock sure it has to be almost noon and it is only 9am. Where you have run to the store, done the laundry, taken the kids to the park and are ready to start dinner but the clock only blinks 1:30pm.

Soul, are you weary

Or maybe it isn’t the time so much as it is the emotional energy. A week where you usually parent alone for 6 days turns in to a week where you parent alone for 8 days. Relationships that seemed so solid around you are melting before your eyes. Promises made are broken with no explanation to follow.

Soul, are you weary

Weariness is part of our whole self. Body and soul individually and collectively can feel so tired.

In moments of weariness I tend to start losing it a little. I am more sensitive to how others treat me, more emotional about the small things, more narrow in my sight for others and myself.

Soul, are you weary

It is easy to become discouraged and feel worthless. You begin to not notice your short responses to people, harsher words to the kids or unkind interactions with strangers.

Soul, are you weary

The weary body and soul first need rest. A quiet space, a good sleep, a cup of tea. Whatever it is that will clear the head.

After rest the weary body and soul needs reflection. A time to ask itself what is really happening? What part of the being; heart, soul, mind or body needs more fully restored?

Finally after reflection is restoration. A moment to ask forgiveness, journal or take that next step to wholeness.

Soul, are you weary

One more thing remains, the soul identity. In the rest, reflection and restoration is where we will find who and whose we really are. When we know who we are and whose we are we will be reminded of what really matters.

Restoring the body and soul is about hope. Hope to live who we really are for those that still need to know whose they really are.

Soul, are you weary and troubled?
No light in the darkness you see?
There’s light for a look at the Savior,
And life more abundant and free!

#Write31Days

Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus
Helen L. Lemmel

Soul, are you weary and troubled?
No light in the darkness you see?
There’s light for a look at the Savior,
And life more abundant and free!

Refrain:
Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.

Through death into life everlasting
He passed, and we follow Him there;
O’er us sin no more hath dominion—
For more than conqu’rors we are!

His Word shall not fail you—He promised;
Believe Him, and all will be well:
Then go to a world that is dying,
His perfect salvation to tell!

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