Don’t Grow Weary

Don’t grow weary….

That’s a much easier phrase to preach than it is to live, right? To be completely honest there are days I simply want to throw my hands up and say, “I’m done, I’m tired, I’m weary, and I just don’t want to do this anymore.”  But it’s in those moments I am reminded of all Jesus did for me. What if he had said, “Father, I don’t want to do this anymore.” and just walked away?

God has given us all gifts, abilities, and desires for a reason. We each have a calling on this earth, but more often than not, in life, we get so

We see ourselves working and working and not seeing ourselves get anywhere, can take a toll. Trust me, I’ve been there, somedays I am still there throwing my hands up and screaming or crying, not understanding why I am (or someone I love) is going through a storm. But then, when I get quiet (after my tantrum of course) God nudges me and says,

Well, will I trust him?

In the bible, in Jeremiah 29:11 (Message version) it says, “I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out-plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.

God has good plans for me and you! They may not always be the plans we have in our minds, but they are good! So, we have to decide to trust him (even when things aren’t easy), keep our faith (even when life seems to throw so many bad things in your path you wonder how you are going to get past them), and remain thankful (because we always have something to be thankful for, even if we are going through a storm).

God is always working in every area of our life, even when we can’t see an end or solution in sight. It’s all about trust and when we feel weary from trying to get through the day, from trying to get through the sickness, from trying to get through the piles of bills, he is there waiting on us, ready to renew our strength and our faith, but we have to let him.

God never said we would have it easy and that we wouldn’t get tired, but he did say he will renew our strength in Isaiah 40: 30-31 (NIV)

Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
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

Life isn’t going to be full of rainbows and glitter every day (oh how I wish it would rain down glitter, that would be amazing). Somedays it will feel like we are on a tiny boat in the middle of the ocean during a hurricane, but we have to trust and lean on God. He is how we are going to stay strong and not grow weary in life and all its ups and downs. He has to be our strength and our refuge. He wants us to rely on Him, he didn’t create us to do this life thing without Him.

So, today, take time to replenish your soul and let God strengthen you. Because if you are anything like me, today, you need it. In fact, every day I have to let him renew my strength, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

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Hi! I'm Toni. I am a happily married, christian, momma of 3 living on Florida's sunny Gulf Coast. I am a lifestyle blogger and Seint Arist. I started blogging when my last child was born as a way to share my love of all things travel, cooking, beauty, recipes, and more. Now pull up a chair, grab a glass of sweet tea and let's get to know each other. I truly hope you enjoy getting A Daily Dose of Toni!