Monday, August 24, 2020

Tired and Weary

John 4:5,6

 “Eventually he came to the Samaritan village of Sychar, near the field that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.

Jacob’s well was there; and Jesus, tired from the long walk, sat wearily beside the well about noontime.”

I have read it every morning and evening for years - my little devotional “The Daily Light,” a simple compilation of verses surrounding a particular theme. Each verse builds upon another - truth sinking down into my needy heart. More often than mere coincidence can account for, the message speaks directly to something I’ve been walking through.

This morning, that verse in John about Jesus being tired and sitting wearily beside the well spoke comfort to my heart. I’m sure the long walk wasn’t the only thing causing His weariness. He had come from ministering to so many people and the constant attacks of the Pharisees. I wonder, if like most of us right now, He was weary body, soul, and spirit?

What a comfort to have a Savior who knows what it’s like to walk around in human flesh.  When we tell him how weary of it all we are, He looks deeply into our tired eyes and says, “I understand.” 

May I offer this word of encouragement to you today? It’s ok to feel as though you simply cannot face another day let alone take the next step. Go, even in the midst of all the things swirling through your life right now, to the One who loves you and let Him give you the soul rest only He can give. 

“Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”

Matthew 11: 28-30