Friday, March 9, 2018

Five Minute Friday - Tired

Linking up with Five Minute Friday where we are given a word prompt - this week's word is "tired." We set a timer and write for five minutes and stop and then link up here! 

My very first thought when I read the word prompt this morning was this  -- "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Mathew 11:28

My next thought was of all the folks I know who are indeed tired and weary.  I work in a place where we go non-stop for many hours a day and many of my co-workers are tired.

I also thought of all the moms with little children. I vividly remember that kind of tired - the kind of tired where you are totally exhausted at the end of the day . . .with nothing left to give anyone.

Because I work in a church, I'm also aware of those who are care-givers - those who take such loving and good care of their spouses, partners, friends, and neighbors. Many of them are tired.  I thought of the coach from my high school who has been diagnosed with a fast growing cancer and he is tired and his wife and daughter and son are tired.

I thought of those who are in troubled marriages - both spouses are often weary.

I thought of those with illnesses - who have to make multiple trips to the doctor (my housekeeper and her mother!). They are tired after spending another night in the ER.

I thought of the doctors who are taking care of all those folks and how weary they must be.

I then remembered that God is always with us - always - even when we are more tired than we have ever been. HE is the one who gives us rest - he is the one who give us peace - he is there with us when we are so very weary. Even when we are too tired to call his name . . .he is there with us.


  1. I just love how God gave you a heart for others. We can so often get wrapped up in our issues, that we do not account for how others feel. Thank you for the sweet reminder that God not only cares about our burdens, but wants to lift them...and give us rest.

  2. Lisa, so much truth here. As I read your post, I thought about the fact that almost everyone I know is tired. My son, when he wakes in the morning always says he's tired. Maybe part of the key to working through tiredness is in focusing on others and not jus the fact that we're tired. And, as you said, focusing on God is the best thing we can do. We find our strength in Him, don't we? I so appreciate the reminder that God is always, always with us. Thank you for your words today!

    I'm visiting from FMF today! :)

  3. So many burdens and struggles that make us weak (and tired)! What a blessing to remember that His strength is sufficient! Enjoyed stopping by your blog today!