How to Find Rest for Your Weary Soul

Photo of a woman depicting a weary soul

Being human, we can get physically overwhelmed at times. Normally, getting more rest and slowing down the pace in life is what the doctor has ordered for physical exhaustion.

But what about when you experience a weary soul? This state is rooted in your emotions. It is characterized by a sense of depression, sustained stress, and feeling overwhelmed about life.

During this Coronavirus pandemic, I sometimes hear people complaining about how bored they are from being shut up in their home to stay safe from the virus. But that’s not everyone’s reality. Millions of Americans stay up at night and turn every stone through the day trying to put food on their table and to pay the cost of keeping a roof over their head.

Also, let me take a minute to recognize the selfless work of our amazing health care providers. During this pandemic, they have been putting their lives on the line daily to bring us back to health. Oftentimes, they lack the require personal protection equipment for their own safety, but they still do their jobs.

I have seen a number of health care providers on the news talking about how they fear getting infected themselves and infecting their children and spouse at home. No doubt, some of our health care providers are weary, too.

The question is, how does one with a weary soul find rest? It is not something that goes away with a good night sleep. Nor can it be resolved through taking a pill.


God cares about everything that concerns you. It’s not His will for you to live with a weary soul. During His public ministry, Jesus issued an invitation to all who are weary so they can find rest.

  1. The invitation. “Come to ME, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest,” He says (Matthew 11:28, NASB). Are you weary and heavy-laden? This is Jesus’ invitation to you. He says, come to Him and He will give you rest.
  2. The cure. “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” (verse 29).

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