Weary & Waiting

Weary shopper - embroidery, originally uploaded by wardi.

He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
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

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, because He cares about you..... "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........He said, "Don't be afraid, you who are treasured [by God]. Peace to you; be very strong!"

Isa 40:29-31 1 Peter 5:6-7 Matt 11:28-29 Daniel 10:19


Gudl said…
Very nice! Great scriptures.
Suz said…
Hmm... May we all receive rest for our weary souls and drink deeply of all God's means of sustenance life, and joy today and in this season.
dot said…
Nice picture of nice embroidery work.
I think we all forget sometimes what the prize really is especially at Christmas. Thanks for the reminder!
Marie said…
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........

That is one of my favourite verses. When I was very ill I read that verse every single day for over 2 years. It truly DID help me.

Thankyou Mike for reminding me to be always thankful.

Peace to you:)

Wanda said…
Oh I would love to have that tea towel...I love linens! The Scriptures you chose are a perfect fit.
lance said…
You always seem able to combine pictures with the right words, my friend. I have a new post too. Keep me updated with you.
God bless,
Ah, resting and relying on his strength. Thank you for that reminder!

We just took our six-year-old to the hospital last night to get X-rayed. He had swallowed a metal ball to a magnetic play set. I am so thankful to God that he didn't choke. He only swallowed one and the X-ray showed it was in his stomach. We're praying now for it to pass.

Yes, Jesus is our strength...
Britt-Arnhild said…
Hi Mike.

I didn't know about this blog of yours. Thanks for leading me here :-)
Oh, I love that embroidered linen towel! Adorable. And I think God finds us adorable when we climb up to His heavenly lap and sit with Him for a while when we are weary.
Paulie said…
Beautiful craft work to accompany beautiful Bible reminders. Did you embrodiery the piece? It almost looked like the linen some do counted cross stitch on here.
Carla said…
The passage from Isaiah is one of my favorites. An ensemble I sang with did a song named "Wait" based on this scripture. Some of the words..."Wait on Him patiently and He'll lift you up. He'll lift you up on eagles wings and you will soar, if you just wait, wait, wait, wait on the Lord." Great post!
Amrita said…
The lady in the picture looks like me at times when i am weary. Thank you for the verses. Lift me up.
Angie said…
Food for my soul. I needed those verses. Thank you.
Sharon said…
Perfect, especially this time of year! :)
Amen, I need this today.
God bless