Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A Scriptural Tapestry for the Weary

“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed: we are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is His faithfulness.

Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weakness: The Sovereign LORD is my strength; He makes my feet like the feet of a deer, He enables me to go on the heights. Yes, His grace is sufficient for me, for His power is made perfect in weakness.

(References: Matthew 11:28-30, Isaiah 40:30-31, Lamentation 3:22-23, 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 and 12:9-10, Habakkuk 3:19. NIV Study Bible, 10th Anniversary Edition, copyright 1995)

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