“For I will satisfy the weary soul, and every languishing soul I will replenish.” Jeremiah 31:25

At the time of writing this, just a few hours ago, I was on the phone with my husband, trying to feed my toddler her dinner, and nursing my son. All of a sudden, my daughter shifted on the chair and split all her food on the floor. In the attempt to clean it up, I spilled my 30-ounce cup of water everywhere. So, my son is crying, and my daughter is splashing her hands in the puddle of water I spilled, all while I’m still trying to have a conversation on the phone about making an offer on a house with my husband.

Can you see a cartoon bubble in your head? 

It had been a day. Have you had one of those days lately? The kind of day where you were doing everything right, but everything seemed to be going wrong?

We can carry our burdens pretty well and don’t even notice we are not fully depending on God until they get too heavy to carry ourselves. This is where wisdom from the Lord reminds me that I am not supposed to do it all. What I am commanded to do in scripture is to “cast all my care upon the Lord.” Why? Because “He cares for us.”

God can give you peace you never thought was possible in the middle of the scariest storms. God can give you strength when you are weary. God can give you a divine word of instruction when you do not know what to do next. He can fill the void in your heart.

God cares about everything that is overwhelming you right now. If you’re carrying too much and are stressed, can you do yourself a favor and take a few minutes to rest, refocus, and sit at God’s feet in prayer? Sometimes taking a step back, even for a few minutes, can propel you forward. Today, if I’m allowed to, I would like to give you permission “not do it all,” and to embrace the season you are in with surrender to the Lord. 

Prayer: Lord, I’m so tired, even after sleeping all night, I wake up tired. My spirit and body has grown weary and I pray that you would replenish me. I pray you would send a refreshing my way and strengthen my weary soul. Thank you for the power of Your word and the depth of Your love. You are an amazing God. 


Angela Overton is a lover of words, nature, and coffee. She is an ordained minister with the UPCI, has a Masters Degree in Theology, and loves to teach Bible studies. She and her amazing husband, Michael, pastor in Silver Spring, Maryland.


  1. I needed to hear this today, as i go through a multitude of health concerns, and testing.
    Thank you for the reminder.