When You’re Weary and Burdened

Yesterday, my daughter, Courtney and I went shopping for a few hours. We had so much fun together, talking and laughing.

Something had us reminiscing about last year when Courtney delivered Caroline two months early.

Courtney’s delivery and the weeks and months after Caroline was born were challenging to say the least.

When we look back, we don’t see how we got through that season; we felt weary and burdened. Yet we know Jesus was with us, and He strengthened us.

We’re so thankful that Caroline is thriving, and we believe God has big plans for her.

There’s no doubt life can be hard. Spend one day listening to the news and all that is happening in our world, and it can overwhelm you.

Christy Nockels spoke at our church a few weeks ago, and she shared her weariness. She said we were not meant to see so much of what we see. Our minds and hearts are overwhelmed by all the negativity we see online.

We have lived through a pandemic; we recently saw a massive hurricane cause destruction and even loss of life in Florida, not to mention that crime is rampant.

My guess is that some of you reading this right now are weary too. None of us are exempt from pain in this life.

But here is what I constantly remind myself and my family. We might get weary, but there is always HOPE; Jesus says come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28).

Today, let me encourage you to hold on and know that you don’t walk this journey alone. More than ever, we need each other.

I shared this song last year, but I heard it recently and was reminded that we won’t be weary long.


Love & Blessings,

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  1. Weary n troubled really hit home today. Thx. For your comments on that passage. I enjoy your blog n the beauty for the heart

  2. Thank you for your post. I am having a hard time this year. I lost my son in April. In June my other son was diagnosed with pulminary fibrosis and will probably need a lung transplant he is 39.

  3. Thank you for this post at a time that I really needed it. I just lost my mom a few weeks ago and have really struggled. The promise I hold on to, is that she is in a better place. She was so weary and fought hard, but was ready. Thank you again for sharing!

  4. This is exactly what I needed to hear at this moment. This was a helpful reminder that I am not carrying my burdens alone! Thank you for sharing!

  5. The preacher preached a similar thought this morning at church. There’s so much suffering in the world today that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. This song was played at the funeral of a friend a few weeks ago who passed suddenly of a heart attack leaving behind her 5 year old son and husband and family. We don’t know why but some day we will make it home. Thank you Cyndi.

  6. Thank you for this. I so needed to be reminded that we aren’t walking alone and will always have Him alongside us. Blessings to you and your family.

  7. Don’t you just love a good shopping day with a daughter? I love it. When I went to visit my daughter a week ago, we too were talking about how much everyone went through with her daughter being born Premie and in NICU. She was so tiny and frail and now healthy, happy, smart and already loves her Jesus(she is 3). We also know God has big plans for her. He is good and we can’t imagine life without her. So happy for you and Courtney with your blessing of Caroline.

  8. Cyndi, I felt you were writing this for me! I was recently diagnosed with cancer and hope is truly my mantra! Thank you for your words of inspiration and I will think of you and the words of Matthew 11:28, when I get weary. Much love to you and everyone who needs some hope.

  9. Thank you for the reminder of God’s goodness. It’s been a rough couple of weeks. My mother in law went home to be with the Lord this morning. She has no more pain or suffering. Praising God for that!

    1. Gloria…..So sorry for your families lose. Never easy to loose a loved one. I pray you all will gather together and help each other through this rough season in life. Prayers.

  10. My past four months doesn’t compare to your past year. But my Mom fell the last of June broke her arm (86) years old. Staying with her most of the past four months days and nights does take a total on you mental and physical. Also has been hard being away from family. But due to my faith and trust in GOD has help me thru it. To end she is doing much better and attending Church for the first time today. As you said a reason behind this little accident in her life and we will wait for the answer from GOD. Have a wonderful GOD Blessed day. Ce Ce.

  11. This devotional was so timely for me this morning. I am tired physically. There is a lot going on just in my personal life. Then, the news of all that is happening in the world. Being out and about can be so burdensome, too. There are constant reminders everywhere of just how bad how our world has gotten.

    Thank you for reminding me – again – of where my hope lies. I KNOW it is in Jesus. He is our only hope. But the journey can get so burdensome and overwhelming that it is hard to look up. We need people to remind us and encourage us to do so. Thank you for being that for me today.

  12. Thank you, Cyndi for your words of encouragement. There is so much hurting around us, Lord, please use me to bring hope to someone today. Weary traveler.

  13. My husband and I are in that place. We lost our home and most of what we owned and so did our daughter in hurricane Ian. But we are all safe and we thankful we are all safe. To God Be The Glory! God is good and He is faithful. Thank you for the good word. We needed it. Our church family has been amazing to get down and dirty to help with clean up. What a mighty God we serve. Thank You

    1. I am so sorry for all you’re going through. So thankful your church family is being the hands & feet of Jesus and helping during such a trying time. I’ll be praying for Gods continued provision and wisdom for you. May God bless you & protect you Anita! 🙏🏻💗

    2. Anita…..I’m soooo sorry for your lose and your daughters and all who suffered lose in hurricane Ian. I’m so happy your family is safe but can’t imagine the pain you are going through. In times like this we have to lean on Jesus and our church family for sure. I will stop and pray right now for you all in the coming days.