Do you suppose that there is a difference between being weary and tired? I know that sometimes these words are interchangable, but as I think about it, I see a distinction. At the end of a busy day, I am tired. My mind and my body both crave rest. I may feel physically drained and welcome the soft warmth of my bed. After a long day and a good night’s sleep, I awake refreshed and ready to take on a new day.
Being weary, however, is different for me. Thinking about all of the unpleasant things that I have to deal with on a daily basis makes me weary. Reflecting on some current events makes me weary. Watching people I love make decisions that hurt them makes me weary….and the list goes on.
At the end of a long, busy day my body is tired and so I rest. When I feel weary I must remember that my strength comes from above. Sleep refreshes my body, prayer renews my soul.