There are days when you feel just as tired and sore as you did when you went to bed. The body feels stuck in a heavy gravity, where each step is difficult and each action takes more than muscle memory to accomplish. It is a kind of weariness that comes from fighting through events around you that are often long term.
It can be the battle of parenting little ones, where the daily routines include diaper changes, meals, bottles, naps, and never-ending games of find the sock. Other battles come from the other end of life. Doctors visits, building routines for medications, answering the same question again and again because the person asking has forgotten he or she just asked the question.
Weariness comes in so many forms and can feel like it will never go away. It is times like these when Scripture reminds us that we have hope, My soul is weary with sorrow;
strengthen me according to your word (Psalm 119:28). The Psalms are full of encouragement from those who have been battle weary and stretched thin.
We can, we will, climb the hills in front of us through the Lord’s help. Whether the hill is laundry, illness, or a difficult situation. It can be done. And when we have reached the summits of our battles and stand in victory we can take courage with these words:
You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary (Revelation 2:3).
God is good.