“Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
but those who trust 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 faint.
Seldom set foot in your neighbor’s house;
otherwise, he’ll get sick of you and hate you.
Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, worn out from His journey, sat down at the well. It was about six in the evening.
So we must not get tired of doing good, for we will reap at the proper time if we don’t give up.
for I satisfy the thirsty person and feed all those who are weak.”
I hate your New Moons and prescribed festivals.
They have become a burden to Me;
I am tired of putting up with them.
Good news from a distant land
is like cold water to a parched throat.
I am weary from my crying;
my throat is parched.
My eyes fail, looking for my God.
He gives strength to the weary
and strengthens the powerless.
Therefore strengthen your tired hands and weakened knees,
I sought the Lord in my day of trouble.
My hands were continually lifted up
all night long;
I refused to be comforted.
They met you along the way and attacked all your stragglers from behind when you were tired and weary. They did not fear God.
Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
Yahweh is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the whole earth.
He never grows faint or weary;
there is no limit to His understanding.
You became weary on your many journeys,
but you did not say, “I give up!”
You found a renewal of your strength;
therefore you did not grow weak.
Strengthen the weak hands,
steady the shaking knees!
We are closely pursued;
we are tired, and no one offers us rest.
For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, so that you won’t grow weary and lose heart.
He had said to them:
“This is the place of rest,
let the weary rest;
this is the place of repose.”
But they would not listen.
You have left Me.
This is the Lord’s declaration.
You have turned your back,
so I have stretched out My hand against you
and destroyed you.
I am tired of showing compassion.
I am weary from grief;
strengthen me through Your word.
yet because this widow keeps pestering me, I will give her justice, so she doesn’t wear me out by her persistent coming.’”
There the wicked cease to make trouble,
and there the weary find rest.
But I am full of the Lord’s wrath;
I am tired of holding it back.
Pour it out on the children in the street,
on the gang of young men as well.
For both husband and wife will be captured,
the old with the very old.
Don’t wear yourself out to get rich;
stop giving your attention to it.
Gideon and the 300 men came to the Jordan and crossed it. They were exhausted but still in pursuit.
“What are all your sacrifices to Me?”
asks the Lord.
“I have had enough of burnt offerings and rams
and the fat of well-fed cattle;
I have no desire for the blood of bulls,
lambs, or male goats.
“But Jacob, you have not called on Me,
because, Israel, you have become weary of Me.
I am disgusted with my life.
I will express my complaint
and speak in the bitterness of my soul.
When Moses’ hands grew heavy, they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat down on it. Then Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side and one on the other so that his hands remained steady until the sun went down.
2 Samuel 17:29
honey, curds, sheep, and cheese from the herd for David and the people with him to eat. They had reasoned, “The people must be hungry, exhausted, and thirsty in the desert.”
a wild donkey at home in the wilderness.
She sniffs the wind in the heat of her desire.
Who can control her passion?
All who look for her will not become tired;
they will find her in her mating season.
1 Samuel 30:10
They stopped because they were too exhausted to cross the Wadi Besor. David and 400 of the men continued in pursuit.
Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write to you again about this is no trouble for me and is a protection for you.
You, God, showered abundant rain;
You revived Your inheritance when it languished.
You also possess endurance and have tolerated many things because of My name and have not grown weary.
2 Samuel 17:2
I will attack him while he is weak and weary, throw him into a panic, and all the people with him will scatter. I will strike down only the king
He then told them a parable on the need for them to pray always and not become discouraged: