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First Church Year #36: Weary

This is a tweet that I posted yesterday:

“Between sickness and reunions, have not been to church in three weeks.”

It’s been a while since I have missed three weeks of church.  In fact, it’s been about a year.  It’s been since I left my previous church last August.  We have been in a new church now for all of 2012.  I’ve missed church now for these three weeks.  There is one word to describe how I feel right now.

Weary.

Why am I weary?

There have been some bumps in the road along the way and I’m weary.

I drive 30 minutes to work and back home every day and I’m weary.

I drive to church 3o minutes to church and back on Sunday’s and I’m weary.  Make that another hour of driving if I went back on Sunday nights, which I’ve not done in months.  Weary.

Both of my kids and I have been sick over the past few weeks and I’m weary.

I’m just weary.  Weary of just stuff.

Jesus invites all who are weary and heavy-laden to come to Him and He will give them rest.

I’m weary of all that stuff.

I’m weary of the bumps in the road.

I’m weary of traveling 30 minutes and 20 miles out of my community to go to church after doing it five days a week for work.

I’m weary of little illnesses we’ve faced lately.

I’m weary and heavy-laden.  I want His yoke and to learn from Him because He is gentle and humble in heart and it is from Him that I will find rest for my soul.  His yoke is easy.  His burden is light.

I’m weary of being weary.

Do you ever get weary?

  1. September 24, 2012 at 5:27 am

    Yeah, been there done that. inching toward that. I don’t travel like you do every day. I certainly don’t go 30 minutes to church every week. (I live 2 miles from the building). But I am getting weary. Or is that just plain tired?

    • September 24, 2012 at 5:36 am

      Bill, I think a vacation would help me. Time off from just everything.

    • September 24, 2012 at 5:37 am

      And I’m not sure of the difference. Either way, I think you need a break, every once in a while.

      • September 24, 2012 at 5:56 pm

        I would agree. I think we all need a break every now and then. It’s healthy.

      • September 24, 2012 at 9:08 pm

        One break coming up in a couple of weeks. I did skip out of work a little early today and took a nap. I finished some work sitting here on the couch while Jan is watching DWTS. I feel a little better.

  2. September 24, 2012 at 6:35 am

    I was thinking about you this weekend. I told my wife that I wish a couple of families like yours could move to the 757 and plug into Next Level Church. We need some mature Christians in the faith to help lead leaders and take us to the Next Level. Anyway I’m sorry to hear about your weariness. I know that God will supply all your needs.

    • September 24, 2012 at 6:47 am

      I appreciate those words, Rob. I know it’s just a season. I also had to laugh when you said mature couples, because I often feel the furthest thing from mature.

  3. September 24, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Ah, yup. You need a break.

  4. September 24, 2012 at 10:05 am

    I am with you, brother. I have 2 jobs currently and Saturday was the first day off from both since August 5. That’s a long stretch. And, like you, last Wednesday when I got finished with both jobs, cooking dinner, doing laundry, putting the kids to bed…I just sat down and realized…I am weary. I will pray for you my brother!
    Oh, and my Dawgs are hosting your Vols Saturday! I won’t get to see it, because I will be at work! “Mama said there’d be (years) like this….”

    • September 24, 2012 at 10:09 am

      Thanks, my friend. It should be an interesting game.

  5. September 24, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    I get it!
    Sounds like a break would do you some “good.”
    Psalm 46:10 – “Be still, and know that I am God…”

    • September 24, 2012 at 9:07 pm

      Jon, I’m taking a couple of days off in a couple of weeks. I’ll probably even take a break from any type of social media and blogging then (I make cue something up, but just totally ignore it that day).

  6. September 24, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Yes. Taking a break–rearraning priorities–helping someone else. Those are a few things I do when feeling weary. Also–I stop listening to sports talk radio.

    • September 25, 2012 at 10:08 am

      Sports radio makes me laugh, but I did do that with all political talk a few years ago.

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