Strengthening Weary Souls

Psalm 119:17-32 – We live in an increasingly strange world with combative critics and challenging circumstances. God has given us the Bible as an uplifting gift to strengthen our souls when we’re weary.


  • Prayerfully ask to behold God’s message within the Scriptures rather than what you want to see (119:17-18)
  • The more this world drifts from God’s standards, the less we feel at home within it (119:19-20).
  • Once you clarify your ultimate allegiance to the LORD, you don’t have to worry about what others say about you (119:21-23).
  • Scripture’s counsel is the most delightful advice there is (119:24).
  • There is life to be found in the Word when your life is spent from the world (119:25-28).
  • Challenges entice us to stray from the unwavering standard of Scripture (119:29-32).


  • Refuse to listen to the voice of your critics more than the Word of God.
  • Avoid justifying a free pass to sin when you have a frustrating set of circumstances.
  • Don’t accept weariness as normative when God’s Word is available. 

Memory Verse

I am weary from grief; strengthen me through your word.

Psalm 119:28


In this sermon, I provided a list of Bible verses I recall when life wears me down. Maybe they can encourage you:

  • Father (Ps. 68:5), Son (John 15:13), Spirit (John 14:26)
  • Past (2 Cor. 5:17), Present (Deut. 31:8), Future (Rom. 8:18)
  • Love (Mark 12:30), Heart (Prov. 3:5), Soul (Ps. 23:3), Mind (Isa. 26:3), Strength (Phil. 4:13)
  • Image (Gen. 1:27), Fall (Rom. 3:23), Gospel (Rom. 5:8). Complete (Phil. 1:6), Discipleship (Col. 1:28-29), Mission (Matt. 28:18-20)
  • Sin (Rom. 8:1), Enemy (1 John 4:4), Death (Rev. 21:4)