Are You So Weary That You Are Growing Bitter?
Job had terrible calamities and was dealing with criticism from friends who decided he had sinned and that God was judging him.
My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint upon myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul. Job 10:1
Have you been there with Job?
Are you weary to the point of growing bitter?
Maybe it is just dealing with the daily grind of being a stay-at-home mom. That is enough to make anyone bone tired!
Continually throughout the story of Job, he cried out to the Lord about his complaint.
If someone is continually complaining, we get tired of it. We might even encourage them to be more ‘positive.’
How often do we push a discouraged and weary friend aside because we don’t want to be bothered in bearing their burden?
Jesus never tires of us when we pour out our heart to Him.
5 Bible Verses to Encourage You When You are Weary
Job was so weary that he was leaning towards being bitter.
It was a combination of his circumstances and the response of his friends.
If you remember, Job had 10 children and they all died in one day as told in Job 1.
None of us can avoid difficulties in our life. It will help us cope greatly if we hide some relevant verses in our heart for the day of adversity.
But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:2
For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:30
He gives power to the weak,
And to those who have no might He increases strength. Isaiah 40:29
Truly my soul silently waits for God; From Him comes my salvation. Psalm 62:1
You might be wondering what these verses have to do with avoiding a bitter response to weariness.
- Wait on the Lord
- Renew your strength in the Lord
- Mount up with wings like eagles
- You shall run and not be weary
- You shall walk and not faint
- Come to Jesus
- Jesus will give you rest instead of weariness
- God’s yoke is easy
- God’s burden is light
When your soul silently waits for God, you will find your comfort from Jesus because from Him comes your salvation!!
Are you so weary that you are growing bitter? How have these verses encouraged and spoken to your heart?