Tuesday, March 26, 2013

How Worn Out Are You?

How Worn Out Are You?

Why do you feel that you have to carry the weight of the world on your back? You don't have to! There is rest for the weary!

Thelma Louise was the type person who felt she could do everythin' herself. She worked at the Frog Holler Dress Shop, taught Sunday School, and was president of her children's PTA. Her children were involved in softball 'n music. So, Thelma Louise was always goin' somewhere doin' somethin'.

Everyone wondered how she did it all. Her husband died three years ago and ever since then, she's taken it on herself to make sure that everythin' goes smoothly.

Then somethin' happened that brought Thelma Louise's world to a screetchin' halt! It was Sunday mornin'. She and her children were on their way to church. It had been rainin' so the roads were still wet and a little slippery. Thelma Louise was thinkin' 'bout her Sunday School lesson she was gonna' teach. She hadn't had time to really study it durin' the week so, she decided to take a short cut to church thinkin' she'd have time to go over it before class.

Thelma Louise was runnin' a little behind so, she was goin' a little faster than usual. As she got to Ole' Man Jenkins curve,  her car swerved off to the right side of the road headin' straight for Ole' Man Jenkins tool shed. Thank goodness the overgrown bushes stopped her!

She and her children were shakin' up a bit but not hurt. As she calmed her children down, Thelma Louise realized how worn out she was. She realized she needed to rely more on God instead of herself.  

"Come to Me, all you who are weary and burned, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28 (NIV)

Things To Think 'bout:

1. Do you tak your troubles to God?
2. If not, why not start right now?

Lord, thank you for always lovin' us even though we don't always come to you with our troubles. I pray Father for anyone goinin' through difficult times, give them your peace 'and love. In the name of Jesus, amen.

God bless ya'lls hearts!


  1. Glad I came across this post! Perfect timing.

  2. I can relate, I just don't know what that means for me. There isn't anything I can cut out. I don't have much of a choice but to do the things I do each day. I can usually make it each day, but it's very tiring. On the days I really don't feel good, it's extra hard and I end up putting of things I need to do and having to make them up somehow later in the week. I pray and He's there, but there isn't anything else to do differently.