To be weary is not necessarily referring to being tired. It is good to be tired at the end of a hard day’s work and the accomplishment of goals—that is a physical thing. The weariness I am talking about is one not looking for sleep, or a holiday, but the rest you are looking for is in the heart, the type that lies by green pastures and still waters.
In Hebrew, the word translated to weariness means to wear you down and make you old before your time. The Greek word for weariness refers to becoming loosened; untied; to drift aimlessly; to drift in your own emotions.
This concept of drifting as related to weariness is like a boat that becomes untied and drifts away from safety. We see it in our lives as weariness leads to unbelief, or wrong beliefs and we break free from the promises of God and start to drift away from your path.
Weary Meaning In The Bible
Weariness begins in the mind, the awareness that “I am tired” does not necessarily refer to physical tiredness. In the head: there is a constant battlefield, the mind has to constantly battle the onslaught of thoughts, life, people, circumstances, events – all of them impact what is going on in the head. It never stops. Add to that, all the news feeds and notifications we have coming through to us nowadays! Ever just felt tired of your thinking? My mind is always working against this weariness of the soul, continually taking truth as revealed to me in scripture and replacing the lies of defeat, discouragement, despair, doubt, depression etc. that have settled into my thinking processes.
Weariness of the mind and then the heart is a reality for believers, but when it sits in the heart over a period of time, it is really dangerous. Jesus is the only way to address this weariness in us, we are to “come to” Him. When last did you think to take your weariness to the Lord? Has your weariness dropped from your mind to your heart? Have you been tolerating weariness in your soul and not seeking out Jesus’s remedy?
Be sure to come back next week for “How to Deal with Weariness.”
Thank You Father that You understand and know us so well and that You expect us to get weary here on earth. Thank you Jesus, that you have already made provision for our rest, and that we can come to you with our need for rest for our souls. Help me to recognise what is normal day to day activity of my mind, and what is weariness that affects my heart and my outlook on life. Restore my passion Lord, restore my spiritual energy. You are the One who watches over our souls, I can trust in You to build me up and restore me once again. Thank You.
Burdened Meaning In The Bible
Galatians 6:9 ESV / 251 helpful votes
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 250 helpful votes
But they who wait for 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.
Matthew 11:28 ESV / 224 helpful votes
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Jeremiah 31:25 ESV / 199 helpful votes
For I will satisfy the weary soul, and every languishing soul I will replenish.”
Matthew 11:28-30 ESV / 183 helpful votes
Come to me, all 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.”
Isaiah 40:28 ESV / 161 helpful votes
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.
Isaiah 40:29 ESV / 130 helpful votes
He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.
Hebrews 12:1-3 ESV / 112 helpful votes
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.
Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 110 helpful votes
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Proverbs 3:11-12 ESV / 106 helpful votes
My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline or be weary of his reproof, for the Lord reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights.
Hebrews 12:3 ESV / 101 helpful votes
Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.
James 1:12 ESV / 88 helpful votes
Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 87 helpful votes
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Matthew 11:29 ESV / 86 helpful votes
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.
Exodus 33:14 ESV / 84 helpful votes
And he said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
Revelation 22:17 ESV / 81 helpful votes
The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.
John 3:16 ESV / 81 helpful votes
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
John 16:33 ESV / 80 helpful votes
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
Colossians 3:1-25 ESV / 77 helpful votes
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. …
Colossians 2:1-23 ESV / 76 helpful votes
For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ. …
Colossians 1:1-29 ESV / 76 helpful votes
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, …
Isaiah 28:12 ESV / 75 helpful votes
To whom he has said, “This is rest; give rest to the weary; and this is repose”; yet they would not hear.
Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 74 helpful votes
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 73 helpful votes
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Psalm 55:22 ESV / 73 helpful votes
Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.
Isaiah 40:29-31 ESV / 71 helpful votes
He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for 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.
Galatians 6:2 ESV / 70 helpful votes
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Weary Meaning In The Bible KJV
Jeremiah 29:13 ESV / 70 helpful votes
You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.
2 Thessalonians 3:13 ESV / 69 helpful votes
As for you, brothers, do not grow weary in doing good.
Matthew 11:28-29 ESV / 69 helpful votes
Come to me, all 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.
Psalm 73:26 ESV / 69 helpful votes
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Psalm 4:8 ESV / 69 helpful votes
In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.
Romans 8:28 ESV / 68 helpful votes
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
Hebrews 12:5 ESV / 67 helpful votes
And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him.
Psalm 63:1 ESV / 67 helpful votes
A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
Philippians 4:13 ESV / 66 helpful votes
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
John 10:10 ESV / 66 helpful votes
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
Isaiah 50:4 ESV / 66 helpful votes
The Lord God has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him who is weary. Morning by morning he awakens; he awakens my ear to hear as those who are taught.
Philippians 4:6 ESV / 65 helpful votes
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Luke 18:1 ESV / 65 helpful votes
And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.
Hebrews 4:16 ESV / 64 helpful votes
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 63 helpful votes
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
Revelation 1:1 ESV / 62 helpful votes
The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,
Psalm 62:5 ESV / 61 helpful votes
For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.
Psalm 46:1 ESV / 61 helpful votes
To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
James 1:2 ESV / 59 helpful votes
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,
James 1:1-27 ESV / 59 helpful votes
James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings. Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. …
1 John 3:1-24 ESV / 58 helpful votes
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure. Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. …
Psalm 127:2 ESV / 58 helpful votes
It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.
Proverbs 3:6 ESV / 57 helpful votes
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Isaiah 40:2 ESV / 56 helpful votes
Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins.
Nehemiah 8:10 ESV / 56 helpful votes
Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
Habakkuk 3:19 ESV / 55 helpful votes
God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer’s; he makes me tread on my high places. To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments.
Proverbs 11:25 ESV / 55 helpful votes
Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.
Colossians 1:29 ESV / 54 helpful votes
For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.
Isaiah 40:30 ESV / 54 helpful votes
Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted;
Joshua 1:9 ESV / 54 helpful votes
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
John 3:16-17 ESV / 53 helpful votes
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
Psalm 62:1 ESV / 52 helpful votes
To the choirmaster: according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation.
2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 51 helpful votes
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV / 50 helpful votes
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
Matthew 11:3 ESV / 50 helpful votes
And said to him, “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?”
Psalm 46:10 ESV / 50 helpful votes
“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”
1 John 1:9 ESV / 49 helpful votes
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Philemon 1:20 ESV / 49 helpful votes
Yes, brother, I want some benefit from you in the Lord. Refresh my heart in Christ.
Weary Meaning In The Bible Verse
Psalm 116:7 ESV / 49 helpful votes
Return, O my soul, to your rest; for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.
Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 48 helpful votes
The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood …
Romans 12:11 ESV / 48 helpful votes
Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.
2 Corinthians 4:16 ESV / 45 helpful votes
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.
2 Corinthians 4:1 ESV / 45 helpful votes
Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart.
Ecclesiastes 12:12 ESV / 45 helpful votes
My son, beware of anything beyond these. Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
Psalm 62:1-2 ESV / 45 helpful votes
To the choirmaster: according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.
Luke 15:10 ESV / 43 helpful votes
Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
1 John 2:6 ESV / 42 helpful votes
Whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.
2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 42 helpful votes
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
Psalm 127:1-2 ESV / 42 helpful votes
A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon. Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.
2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV / 41 helpful votes
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Psalm 119:114 ESV / 41 helpful votes
You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.
Romans 8:26-28 ESV / 40 helpful votes
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
Isaiah 40:28-29 ESV / 40 helpful votes
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.
Proverbs 3:8 ESV / 38 helpful votes
It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.
Matthew 11:30 ESV / 37 helpful votes
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Isaiah 32:2 ESV / 37 helpful votes
Each will be like a hiding place from the wind, a shelter from the storm, like streams of water in a dry place, like the shade of a great rock in a weary land.
Jeremiah 6:16 ESV / 36 helpful votes
Thus says the Lord: “Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’
Luke 10:41-42 ESV / 35 helpful votes
But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”
Isaiah 7:13 ESV / 34 helpful votes
And he said, “Hear then, O house of David! Is it too little for you to weary men, that you weary my God also?
Philippians 4:11-13 ESV / 32 helpful votes
Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Philippians 4:8-9 ESV / 32 helpful votes
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
Psalm 138:3 ESV / 32 helpful votes
On the day I called, you answered me; my strength of soul you increased.
2 Chronicles 16:9 ESV / 31 helpful votes
For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him. You have done foolishly in this, for from now on you will have wars.”
Psalm 69:3 ESV / 30 helpful votes
I am weary with my crying out; my throat is parched. My eyes grow dim with waiting for my God.
Revelation 2:3 ESV / 26 helpful votes
I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name’s sake, and you have not grown weary.
John 7:37 ESV / 24 helpful votes
On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink.
Daniel 7:25 ESV / 23 helpful votes
He shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and shall think to change the times and the law; and they shall be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time.
Matthew 2:1-23 ESV / 22 helpful votes
Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet: …
Matthew 1:1-25 ESV / 22 helpful votes
The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Ram, and Ram the father of Amminadab, and Amminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon, and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse, …
Proverbs 30:1 ESV / 22 helpful votes
The words of Agur son of Jakeh. The oracle. The man declares, I am weary, O God; I am weary, O God, and worn out.
Hebrews 12:7 ESV / 21 helpful votes
It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?
Isaiah 40:8 ESV / 21 helpful votes
The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.
Philippians 4:7 ESV / 18 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.