Sunday, November 6, 2011

ABC Scripture Challenge {Word #23}, Weary

Challenge Word #23: Weary

Have you ever felt so physically or mentally exhausted that you just wanted to stop everything around you and just do nothing? Do you ever just feel like giving up? I know I have many times and most recently was this past week.

On Saturday, I pulled out my Bible as I was working on something totally unrelated to this lesson, and God had me open up to Galatians 6. On that particular page in my Bible, I found two notes I had written on November 30, 2008, and September 5, 2009. God gave me the same scripture during both of those years. It was Galatians 6:9Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” God showed me how He helped me in both 2008 and 2009 with that scripture, and He again will help me this coming week as I still feel exhausted. I am also seeing a pattern that the Fall tends to bring a time of weariness to my life. Praise God He had me keep these notes in my Bible so that I could see that He was faithful then, and I can trust that He will be faithful now.

Have you seen how God has helped you when you have been weary in the past? Maybe you are weary now. Maybe you need a little encouragement. Cry out to Him, and remember the times He was faithful in the past because He will be faithful again! Endure patiently in confident hope but be sure to slow down and listen for Him. He does not grow weary; He strengthens us. His Spirit carries us along. Isaiah 40:28aHe will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom.” Praise God for His strength and unending patience.

For my page today, there were only a few scriptures to choose from. I searched on many different versions, and I still did not find many. I loved Psalm 138:3 which says "When I pray, You answer me! You encourage me by giving me the strength I need." That's what I need now--His strength. How about you? The scripture is from the ODBD set called "Scripture Collection 2." I also used the Mojo Monday 213 sketch. :)

Papers: Authentique Bundle, Memory Box Dots key lime, Paper Trey Ink cs
Our Daily Bread Designs Stamps: Scripture Collection 2
Stamp Ink: Archival Ink coffee, Jenni Bowlin brown sugar
Embellishments: Spellbinders lacey ovals, Heidi Swapp Center of Attention chip alpha, Zva Creative flourish, Hero Arts pearls, KaiserCraft pearls, Copic RV 95 (to color pearls), Hug Snug seam binding
Sketch: Mojo210

As you post your pages, please be sure to use Keyword ABCSCRC11 when posting your creations in any online galleries. Also, please leave a link to your creation here using Inlinkz! To see all of our previous lessons, please visit this post here.

So, if you are weary, I encourage you to spend some time in His Word, in prayer, and let Him uphold you and give you the strength you need! Blessings to you!



Anonymous said...

Thank you for your comments and creativity. This verse helps me today, too. I pray that our God will supply all your need for rest, energy, ideas, wisdom, and strength. In our weakness He is strong! Happy Lord's Day---Love, Jennifer in Ohio

KarenC Inspired said...

Being weary is a problem that I think many people have & don't stop long enough to think about. It causes many other problems sometimes too. Thank you for reminding me-we need to rest in His presence to gain strength.
Love your scripture & card.

Pam said...

Thank you for this post. It is such a gift when we look back and can see how God has been faithful in His promises. Your card is gorgeous! Thanks for the link. I would like to order some of these stamps. Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [07 Nov 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

A-M said...

Thank you Patter for your words of wisdom and all that you share. Your artwork is always so nice and fresh looking.

I am so thankful that I do not seem to get so weary these days since my mother started living in Aged Care. That burden has lifted.
I am striving lately to walk closer to the Lord and am always thankful for the words you choose for us to use in our art.

This Art That Heals said...

Thank you for sharing this Patter. I have seen how God has helped me in so many ways when I've been weary and I like to think of them often so when those weary times come around, which is more than I'd like, I can reflect and know that He got me through in the past He'll get me through again.

Your card is stunning.

I hope you're doing well. Hugs

Courtney Walsh said...

This is so, so pretty!!

NickelNook said...

Another beautiful and inspiring page Patter! Thank you for your sharing!...Nancy :o)

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