Posted By on January 29, 2013


For all my fellow mothers in a season of exhaustion – who feel like they can hardly put one foot in front of the other, who are worn “even before the day begins”, who are even more soul weary than they are physically weary, who are walking through trial while caring for the needs of their families, who are just plain wiped out. Keep fighting the good fight; remember  in the midst of the temporal chaos, heartache, crumbs and laundry that we are investing in eternity.  Remember we can rest in our faithful God Who never grows tired:

Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, [that] the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? [there is] no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to [them that have] no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew [their] strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; [and] they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40: 28-31

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Galatians 6:9

I pray this song encourages you as it did me.

About The Author

Jennifer McBride is the blessed wife to Steve and the mother of 8 children, ages 13-2. She is also the editor of the book "Queen of the Home" - currently being revised and updated. In her sparest of spare moments she operates www.noblewomanhood.com, a website dedicated to proclaiming the honor, nobility and power of Biblical womanhood.


4 Responses to “Worn”

  1. Mrs. Taylor says:

    Thank you for this post and the song for my heart. I have been facing battles with my children . One is twenty two and one will be nineteen. This summer my youngest got meningitis and ended up in the hospital. He recovered with God’s Grace. This weekend he was mountain biking in a bike park. All day he road trails , up hills, and over ramps. My husband was loading the car, and my son wanted to do one more ramp. My son crashed his bike lost his front teeth and broke his jaw. We were in ER until three am and yesterday he had surgery to screw his jaw bones together. Your post about being worn is what I needed. thank you.

  2. Pamela says:

    Investing in eternity–oh to keep sight of that goal even in the midst of living life. So thankful for joy in day-to-day living in spite of weariness.


  3. Adrienne says:

    Surfing the net this morning and ran across your site and this post. It is so wonderful that Our God knows what we need when we need it and if we are ‘listening’ He will give it to us. Weary is me. With 4 teenagers, home daycare and a mother with Alzheimer’s living with us, my life is crazy to say the least. I truly needed to hear your words today.

  4. Julia says:

    Thank you for this post! Yes, we are weary this time of year for sure! Kids not wanting to get to school work, the weather, staying inside more, chaos moments, crumbs, mess, yes, but if we look at it positively with eyes on the glory!
    Today my husband had to rush out to take one to driver’s lessons, another two to chiropractor appts. and it was so hectic, I started laughing uproariously . . . it relieved the situation and gave me a good work out, and made my teens laugh at me to in the process!
    All the best.