A Weary, Dreary Week

 

A Weary, Dreary Week

I’m not sure what the weather’s like in your corner of the world, but in our little corner of Virginia Beach, we've had a string of dreary, weary, rainy days.

The kind that make you want to crawl back into bed and sleep for the rest of the day, because it’s so dark, you can’t differentiate the difference between day and night.

The kind that make you yawn just by looking out the window.

The kind where you avoid any and all reasons to leave the house…for instance, when I was out of milk, I begged and pleaded with my mom to drop some by our house in a cup on her way to the gym so I could hold out a few more hours before going to the grocery store. Mind you, this was after I gave my child cereal with water for breakfast…we’re talking Mom of the Year, right here, people!

Bottom line: it’s been a weary, dreary week.

Isn’t it funny how the weather can affect us?!

Maybe you’ve been living through the same dreariness this week, or maybe your dreary day feels internal--It could be sunny and delightful where you are, but inside you feel worn out, exhausted, tired of waiting, and ready to give up.

Here’s one of the many things I LOVE about God: whether you're in the middle of a "Horrible, no good, very bad day," or you’re in a season that’s just plain tough, God is ready and waiting to offer us So. Much. Hope.

Often, when I find a Bible verse I love, I picture myself inhaling it, breathing it in, and allowing it to carry me through the week.

Ready for this week’s verse that I’m pumping into my veins?

I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul…
Jeremiah 31:25 (NKJV)

Don’t you love that? The NIV version says:
I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.

Love, love, love!

Today, no matter what your view is outside, I pray that we will all be able to inhale the Truth that no matter what the condition of our lives may be, we have a God who…

….satiates and refreshes the weary.

…replenishes the sorrowful soul.

…satisfies the faint.

Amen and Amen!