Grant us wisdom when we are confounded and give to us strength to walk in Your ways when we grow weary.

Today as I prayed the Wednesday morning prayer in the Portals of Prayer, the line above really hit me. The weariness factor of living the Christian faith is very real. Standing up for Christian ideals and beliefs in this world can be downright draining because there are so many people who reject the teachings of God.

It is so easy for bouts of exhaustion to wash over us and leave us with a sense of just giving up.

Jesus tells us something different:

“Come to me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take up my yoke and learn from me, because I am lowly and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Matthew 11:28-30

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