“I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.” – (Jeremiah 31:25, NIV)
“I will give rest and strength to those who are weak and tired.” – (Jeremiah 31:25, ERV)
“I’ll refresh tired bodies; I’ll restore tired souls.” – (Jeremiah 31:25, MSG)
This morning, 4:00am came far too early for my sweet husband. After running errands, cleaning, appointments and finally a fantastic evening with my bonus brother, his girlfriend, and dear friends, my Viking was completely exhausted by the time we went to bed. Thankfully, he only has three days of work this week until we at long last escape for an eight-day honeymoon cruise to the Caribbean. My prayer, even now, is that our time will be one of refreshment for his weariness and restoration for our souls as we work to build a new life together. I anticipate all of the good that will come from time away together, with the ability to do as much or as little as we feel like on any given day. We have been overwhelmingly blessed each step of our journey thus far, and I trust that we will find rest and strength in the spaces where both have been sparse. May we ever seek the Lord, who grants rest for the weary and strengthens the faint.
When we are weary,
The Lord grants us rest;
Strength in our weakness,
Our God knows what’s best.
Time in His presence,
Brings strength to the soul;
Joy where there’s longing,
His love makes us whole.
Let’s lean into Him,
Our Grantor of peace;
For time in His hands,
Bring power’s release.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You are our place to find rest and refreshment as You are the Bestower of strength when we have none. Thank You that You are the one who sees and hears our needs, and refreshes and renews where we are depleted. Forgive us for not seeking You for strength and rest when it is needed. Teach us to trust You more, as You give good things to those who pursue Your presence. Show us how to love those around us in a way that extends strength and rest to those who are weary and depleted. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, our Source of strength and rest. Amen.
He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for His Name’s sake. – Psalm 23:3