There is a difference between being a tired woman and being a weary woman.
The feeling of being tired at the end of the day is satisfying. You sleep and wake up refreshed and ready to tackle another day.
But weariness isn’t physical.
Weariness is a soul and spirit weighed down, exhausted, worn out….and crying for relief.
While weariness can be traced to worry, anxiety, or unforgiveness, it can also result from bad habits or health issues. And in my next post I will talk about 10 things I do when I am weary.
But establishing healthy habits are of little value if we don’t first find rest in Jesus Christ.
When you find yourself soul-weary, the first place you need to go is to your war room. And here’s why: Satan will take advantage of your weariness. He will whisper lies to your heart.
He has already been creating a strategy for your demise.
He want to use your weariness for his purpose, to steal your joy, to rob you of your purpose, and to destroy your testimony.
When you are weary, you need to get in your war room and begin developing a strategy against the enemy….a war plan for victory!
Here are 5 war room prayers to pray as a weary woman
Satan roams about, and when he finds weary women lying down on the battlefield, he finds an easy target for his sinister agenda.
He’ll whisper lies.
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do anything and everything but the one thing that will give you true soul-rest — entering into the presence of Jesus where you can lay down your burden at His feet!
His strategy is to not only keep you weighed down with your burden, but to keep piling on.
After you’ve avoided your quiet time – or your church – for a while, new guilt piles on…and you begin avoiding God’s presence because you don’t feel worthy any longer.
And the more you avoid God’s presence, the easier it is to compromise in more areas, and that brings more guilt and condemnation….
and your weariness grows even more.
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Satan’s got you right where he wants you. That thief! He comes to steal, kill, and destroy. His agenda is always the same!
This is why the weary woman must find their way to their war room – even if it means crawling on their hands and knees….
1. Isaiah 40:31
But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
God, I look to you. I hope in You. I purpose to linger here in expectation of You. You have promised that when I wait on you, You will give me new strength; that You will cause new power to spring up inside of me. You promised that I will soar with wings as eagles; that I will run and not grow weary, I will walk and not be fatigued.
I pray that You will grant me that strength today by the power of Your Holy Spirit.
In Jesus Name, Amen.
2. Matthew 11:28-30
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
Jesus, you said that when I am weary, exhausted, and burdened I need to come to You.
I am coming to You today. You promised that if I come to You and follow you, that you will give me rest; that you will refresh me. You promised that if I take on Your burden and learn from You, I will find soul-rest.
Jesus, I need rest deep, deep down in my soul. Teach me. Train me how to wait on You. Show me how to lay down my burden and take up Your burden instead.
In Jesus name, Amen.
3. Psalm 127:2
It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows; for so He gives His beloved sleep. Psalm 127:2
Lord, my hurt inside has caused sleepless nights. Out of busyness, I woke up extra early to get a head start on my day. I’ve worked too hard and exhausted my body and soul. Rather than feeding my spirit Your Word, I fed on my hurt, my pain. I fed on my work. I fed on my to-do list and now I’m utterly weary.
I know now that it was worthless. And now I am asking you: give me rest. Give me sleep. Give me rest deep down in my soul so that I can wake up feeling refreshed and renewed….body, soul, and spirit.
In Jesus name, Amen.
4. Psalm 4:8
I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8
Heavenly Father, I need Your peace right now. My soul is weary, my spirit is exhausted and troubled. But Your Word says that You give us healthy mind and soul. You also say that You help me to abide in Your confidence, hope, and security.
Right now, I choose to lay down every burden in my heart. I choose to receive your peace, confidence, and hope. Please give rest to my body, soul and spirit. Help me to sleep in Your perfect peace.
In Jesus name, Amen.
5. Nehemiah 8:10
This day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10
God, I choose to today – right now – to consecrate this day unto you as a day of significance. Today I choose to lay down my hurt, my pain, and my past. Today I choose to receive the joy You give – the joy of the Lord.
In Your Word, You promise that Your joy gives strength, refuge, safety, protection. That Your strength is a stronghold I can run to.
Please be my strength. Be my refuge and my safety. Give strength to my body, soul, and spirit – the strength that only You can give.
In Jesus name. Amen.
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