Hope For Weary Souls
On a recent myPhotoWalk photo shoot, I remember looking into the face of this bear and thinking, “Now that’s one tired bear!”
Just look at those sleepy eyes — this is a bear that appears to have no plans of moving for the next hundred years!
Maybe you are feeling the way this bear looks. Your weariness and fatigue is more than just skin deep — it’s all the way to your heart and soul.
Well, I have encouraging words from your Lord for you today. The Lord knows you and keeps watch over you (Psalm 121:5).
I have been thinking about the words in Psalm 33:18-20 —
I love how George O. Wood explains this verse in his most excellent book on the Psalms —
The Lord is faithful to call you to a place of rest when your soul is weary. He knows you need it and invites you to a special time with Him.
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).
Don’t you love His invitation, especially if you suffer from a weary soul! I especially love these verses in The Message —
Will you answer the Lord’s call to rest today?
Maybe it will mean grabbing a book, finding a quiet corner in a coffee shop, and taking an hour to read. Or it might take scheduling a morning to go to a park and just sit alone with the Lord, reading your Bible and writing in your journal.
So dear friend, find hope today in knowing that the Lord keeps watch over your soul, and answer His invitation to get away with Him and find some rest. Your heart and soul will thank you for saying yes to the Lord.
♥ Blessings and Grace to You!
- Title: Hope For Weary Souls
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- Description: Watching a bear resting at Out Of Africa Wildlife Park, Camp Verde, Arizona, USA.
- Creator: Catherine Martin
- Date Created: 05/09/15
- Camera: Nikon D800E, Nikkor 80-400mm, FL 400mm, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/3200sec.
- Photoshoot: myPhotoWalk Photoshoot at Out Of Africa Wildlife Park, Camp Verde, Arizona, USA.
- Post-Processing: Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe Photoshop, Nik Software, Topaz Software, OnOne Software.
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