Weary Soul

Weary soul
Can you not find peace
Look to the one
Who calms the seas

Weary soul
Can you not find joy
Look to the one
Who never annoys

Weary soul
Can you not find rest
Look to the one
Who says your blessed

Weary soul
Can you not find hope
Look to the one
Who helps you cope

Weary soul
Can you not find love
Look to the one
Who lives above

It’s easy to find myself looking inside my soul and trying to figure out why I am lacking in so many ways. Inside is where my trouble is, after all. My misgivings, misunderstandings, bad thoughts and evil desires all dwell within. They to do not come from outside of me. The lack of joy, peace, hope and rest in my day to day life is caused by outside factors, but it is within me that I have the power to overcome these shortcomings, isn’t it?

I have found the answer to that question is no, it is not a look inside myself that will fix any of those things that stem out of pride. The only way to have those attributes inside myself is to look above, to look to Jesus. He is all of those things and so much more. Lay your burdens at His feet and he will lift you up out of your weariness and into His arms.

Jeremiah 31:25 King James Version (KJV)
25 For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.

7 thoughts on “Weary Soul

  1. SR

    Hey Pete,

    This reminds me of something St. Faustina said. Jesus told her. “Give me everything in your soul.” Her reply, “Lord I have.” His reply, “Everything but your misery.” She said she looked at her soul and there it laid. That taught me a very valuable lesson.

    We hate our misery, but we sure hate to let it go also! There is something about it, we love to hang on to. Jesus is standing right there, if we would just hand it to Him, when we look to Him. Great post! God Bless, SR

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