Ennui: A Feeling of Weariness

Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.

(Matthew 11:28-30 The Message)

8 thoughts on “Ennui: A Feeling of Weariness

  1. Kel, I hadn't read The Message for this passage. Wow…"Learn the unforced rhythms of grace"… I've been meditating on that line since I read your post earlier. This is deep! Thank you, Kel! What a way to start my day!

  2. The flesh gets weary, but it all starts in the soul. Spending time with our Father is a supernatural healing for our souls. Great thoughts to start the day.

  3. Ennui can also mean a feeling of disappointment or boredom. My friend Lynni mentioned it in her comment yesterday, so I had to use it in a post 🙂 And the word of the Lord is always so good, right?

  4. Diane- The Message translation for this passage always gives deep expression to the way I feel when weary and the relief of Jesus invitation to that exact idea the "unforced rhythms of grace." Thanks for sharing the joy of discovering His depths with me.

  5. Kel, I love these verses in the Message translation. These verses form a foundation for my Rad Sabb to "come unto Him." I'll tell you more later. Don't you love it when you learn a new word? You're like me: You use it immediately! =]L.

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