Jeremiah 31:25 NASB1995
For I satisfy the weary ones and refresh everyone who languishes.”
How many of us have felt weary? How many of us have felt like throwing in the towel? The truth is if you have served and followed Jesus for any length of time, I am sure there have been moments where you have simply felt like quitting. There are moments when it seems we are surrounded on every side and no matter what we do we can’t get a break. It seems the enemy continues to attack, and we simply feel like a doormat.
But good thing is the truth is we are not a doormat. Spiritual warfare is not easy, and it is not enjoyable. The enemy spends time studying our every weakness, and when he finds one, he simply desires to exploit it. He will go to any lengths to destroy our lives and put a stop to what God is doing. But it is important for us to understand the importance of prayer and drawing near to God. There is a reason Jesus says that He is the vine, and we are the branches. He is the one who gives us the strength and grace to endure the attacks of the enemy.
But here in this verse we see a promise for those who are weary and those who languish. The word languish can also mean to become faint. It is a picture of simply being overwhelmed. But thank God for His grace and that His strength is perfected in our weakness. Trials are essential for growth and essential for teaching us how much we need to trust and rely upon God.
Satisfy means to drinks one fill or to be refreshed. It is Jesus who will satisfy our soul even in the most difficult of circumstances. We must remember that the Holy Spirit lives within us, so no matter what we face, the Lord will supply the power and strength needed to overcome. Today if you are weary or feel like you are languishing, know that you are not alone. God has you in the palm of His hands. He will never leave us nor forsake us. His grace is always sufficient. It simply comes down to us trusting God at His word. He is always faithful.
Father help me to fix my heart upon you. Jesus help me to know you are there. Strengthen me and lead me in every battle I face. Father take every battle in your hands, deliver me from the hand of the enemy, and use every battle for your glory. Use every strategy of the enemy for my good and for your glory. Help me to trust you in the name of Jesus, Amen!
1. What battles are you facing today or in this season?
2. Have you recently felt like quitting and throwing in the towel?
3. If you have felt like quitting, know that it is only a feeling and take time right now to pray for strength and to focus your heart and mind on God’s grace.