Dear Weary Christian,

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Dear Weary Christian,

You are tired. That is more than evident from the look of sheer exhaustion you wear on your face. You feel used, abused, and so very alone. You are a war torn soldier fighting a two front battle, day in and day out. The world detests you, your morality, and the doctrine that defines you. You desire to turn to brothers and sisters in times of distress, but unfortunately, in so many instances their support is nonexistent. In fact, you still bear scars from the back biting inflicted upon you in the past. You don’t want to give up, but it seems you are closer to that sad reality each and every day. You cry out in despair, “Does anyone care?!?”

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Weary Christian, you are NOT alone. Even when your cry seems to remain unanswered, it is heard. When you longingly search for a friend and can visualize none, there is One Who sees you so very clearly in your time of need.

1 Peter 3:12

“For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,

and his ears are open to their prayer.”

He understands every single care that may burden you.

Hebrews 4:15

“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses,

but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.”

He loves you and does not want you to bow down under the burdens of life. He implores you to let Him carry the load for you.

 

1 Peter 5:7

“Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.”

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 As a loving father is unwilling for his child to suffer unaided, He provides His children sweet rest.

Matthew 11:28

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

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You have in Him a friend like no other.

John 15:13

“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.”

When you feel helpless and alone, He is right there to help.

Psalm 46:1

“God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.”

When you are weak to the point of being unable to carry your own weight, he will hold you up.

Isaiah 41:10

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed,

for I am your God; I will strengthen you,

I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

When others forsake you, He remains.

Deut. 31:8

“It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you;

He will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”

When others let you down, His promises will never fail. Abraham fully understood the steadfastness of God.

Romans 4:28

“Fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised.”

He also wants you to remember you have flesh and blood support here on this earth. Even when Elijah the prophet felt like the “last one left”, God reminded him this was not the case.

Romans 11:4

But what is God’s reply to him? “I have kept for myself seven thousand men

who have not bowed the knee to Baal.”

Weary Christian, how CAN you be alone when you are part of one body?

Romans 12:5

“So we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.”

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And if you are a member of one body in Christ, you are the not only the giver of love, but the recipient as well.

1 John 4:7-8

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God,because God is love.”

Weary Christian, the promise we have in Christ alone is enough to sustain, motivate, and carry us through every hard won battle.

John 14:2-3

“In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you.

I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you,

I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”

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No other words can bring you more comfort weary Christian, because in that prepared place you will NEVER be weary again, Christian.

In Him,

Shanna

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6 thoughts on “Dear Weary Christian,

  1. Thanks for such a wonderful reminder of the promises of God, Shanna. I don’t think there is one Christian who has not needed these reminders at some point in their life. Those scriptures are truly encouraging and sustaining.

  2. Beth

    There is no doubt that Jesus also suffered the same rejection, the same mockery, the same shame for the sake of the gospel and for us. We can take courage when we know he understands what is happening to us. Our feeble knees can be lifted and our hands that hang down can also be lifted to continue our service to him.

    Philippians 1:28-30
    28 And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.
    29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;
    30 Having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear to be in me.
    KJV

    2 Thessalonians 1:4-6
    4 So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:
    5 Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer:
    6 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;
    KJV

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