I get weary.
I am weary of my house, weary of my routine, weary of my Recycling Man who comes in the late afternoon if I put it out the night before and at 6am if I forget, thus causing me to run into the street in my bathrobe.
I am weary of that bathrobe.
I am weary of my car CD player being broken since my preschooler shoved quarters into it last fall. I get weary of listening to only one radio station, because commercials on the other stations make me REALLY weary.
But a song on that same station spoke into my weariness this week and a whispered reminder keeps arriving – even when I don’t want to hear it.
God does not grow weary.
The whisper came this morning while I was in the shower preparing a weary-inspired rant. Because, it’s the big stuff that can really weary one…broken relationships, vicious cycles, forgiving, forgetting, and then really forgetting, when you happen to remember again…
God does not grow weary.
Isaiah 40 says it loud and clear. I always thought it meant He did not need naps. It means that too. But I think it means something deeper…something I am hungry to understand.
Beyond physical and mental exertion, weariness can be defined as impatience or dissatisfaction with doing something, with someone…with life.
God does not grow weary.
My faith depends on it. Each morning, as I rise, carrying my own weariness into another day…my assumed and asserted hope is in a God who has new mercies for me. And He does.
Yet, I often live like someone teetering on the brink of despair. My daughters know to say “Mommy’s DONE!!” – a phrase I taught them, emphasizing a point they should not cross….an indicator that I am standing at the Weariness Cliff, from which I often fall…
God does not stand at this cliff. And I am so grateful.
God does not grow weary…of me.
And so I repeat the truth over and over to myself. Often out loud.
So now I look even crazier on those Wednesday mornings in my bathrobe.
Yet, my newest mantra allows me to discover the Miracle of Grace all over again…a Miracle with enough power to strengthen me to start living my life with generosity, and loving my people boundlessly, and getting my recycling on the curb without causing a scene.
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Betty Draper says
Great reminder of a powerful truth, He never grows weary of us……oh my I must keep that in the fore front of my mind….so glad He never says, God’s done…..thanks for listening to the Lord and penning His words down for us all to read.
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Whew! That is so good to know…Life-giving truth!
Thank you Nina! “God Does Not Grow Weary…of me”–so thankful for this powerful truth this morning!
Beautiful, friend! Oh, I am kind of brimming all over. Because I think you are wonderful. Because this is about one small faithfulness at a time. And because I really needed to be reminded, already this morning, that God does not grow weary. Thank you, Nina! Really.
Becky M says
What a wonderful thought this morning – as I am weary of dealing with our oldest daughter’s “stuff”. I am reminded how much she teaches me of God’s love for me.
Kara Nutt says
I needed this today. I, too, have taught my son the phrase, “Mommy’s done.” and I’ve even taken it a step further with, “I am SO DONE!”
I thank you for the reminder that God is never DONE, and I can always run to Him when I am done.
Awesome Nina 🙂 You had me smiling at a few points. Especially the crazy bathrobe scene at the end.
Amy Hunt says
Oh, I’m so glad He is never Done! Yet, He gives us freedom to take a break, surrendering our imperfection at His feet. Such Grace!
Shelly Miller says
Loved this! Great visuals of what it means to be weary and I am sure there isn’t one woman who hasn’t experienced this. Thank you for reminding us of profound truth, that when we are weak, he is strong and unwavering.
Erin Horne says
Thanks for this bit…
“…vicious cycles, forgiving, forgetting, and then really forgetting, when you happen to remember again…”
Good word, Neen. So proud.
I am so thankful that God never grows weary or tired. “weariness can be defined as impatience or dissatisfaction with doing something, with someone…with life.” Wow, there is so much for me to chew on here.
So true. I’ve been feeling weary a lot lately, and remembering that God does not ever grow weary of us helps.
And hooray for finding another Virginian on the wide world of the internet! 🙂
Brilliant. That’s all I muster right now. Brilliant.
I love how you say that God doesn’t stand on the same cliff I do! Perfectly put. I am so glad because I so often feel like I’m on a cliff!
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