16 Bible Verses For When You Are Exhausted


Last night I hit a wall. After running the half marathon and going all day to take care of my family, today I found a few mistakes that were made late last night. Because I.was.exhausted.

Aren’t you glad God never gets tired?

Think about it. God is never exhausted. Whew, I’m so happy about that fact that I researched a few verses for when I’m tired. And after sharing this prayer with you last week, I’m guessing these 16 Bible verses for when you are exhausted might be needed by others as well.


Blessed be the LORD who has given rest to his people Israel, according to all that he promised. Not one word has failed of all his good promise, which he spoke by Moses his servant. I Kings 8:56

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. Matt. 11:28 &29

In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety. Ps. 4:8

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. Ps. 127:2

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

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.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. Isa. 40:28-31

Awesome is God from his sanctuary; the God of Israel—he is the one who gives power and strength to his people. Blessed be God! Ps. 68:35

Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good. Rom. 8:26-28 The Message paraphrase

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. Gal. 6:9

You’re my place of quiet retreat; I wait for Your Word to renew me. Psalm 119:114

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  1. These verses were just what I needed today. Thanks Rachel!

  2. Charlen Sydnor says:

    My morning devotions also talked about rest; so I can hear GOD telling me that I need to take a break. From the time I getup a 5:30 am to the time I go to bed I am on the move therefore I will take this morning devotions and the 16 Bible verses about being exhausted as a sign that GOD wants me to slow down and get some rest. He knows just how to get my attention when GOD is speaking to me it seem that everything I read deals with the message HE is speaking to me. It’s time for my SABBATH.

  3. Timely verses indeed. Thank you.

  4. Do you have a text ‘message’ that gets delivered each day for praising your husband, how To not be weary, or basically anything? I love a little inspiration each day

    1. oh Paige! I wish I did. Are you looking specifically for a text? I do know of lots of apps and such. Bible Bloom app is really great for this feature you are requesting. I’m going to look and see if I can find anything for you! 🙂

  5. Exhausted… what a word…it describes the feeling of running on empty…when my (now 25 year old) son was little, he used to say he was disausted…as I read through the verses, just the thought of resting in and with my Lord brought me great peace. The one verse that just jumped out at me is Psalm 127:2. Everyday I wake very early and as I look at the clock and today has already turned to tomorrow, I hear Him saying spend time with me in your sleep! Thx for the verses! Good night Rachel! God bless!

  6. Needed to read these right now with all the fires going on in Australia. I work for the fire brigades here (in an administrative support capacity) and I’ve been working extreme hours, along with all the other brave fire fighters and administrative staff, volunteers, other agencies and people whose homes have been/are yet to be affected by these devastating fires. Thank you Rachel, just the pick me up I needed this morning as I’m about to face another 16-17 hour day ahead. Apologies if anything didn’t make any sense, running on minimal sleep, lol.

  7. Rest must be the theme for today, Rachel. Ken Davis wrote about it as well. Thanks for the wonderful “restful” Scripture passages. (Congrats on the half marathon!)

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