I Will Refresh the Weary, Satisfy the Faint
I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint. At this I awoke and looked around. My sleep had been pleasant to me (Jeremiah 31:25,26 NIV).
God gave Jeremiah a message of comfort and blessing in a dream. The final statement that God made was that He will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint. At this time Jeremiah wakes up with sweet thoughts of the message.
We find in this message God’s desire to see you restored. You might have been disciplined by God for your wrong ways. You might have had to face a lot of losses because of your sinful backsliding. And all your efforts to have a steady walk with God might have failed. Because of all this you might have grown weary and also faint. But God wishes to restore you.
You might think that it is impossible. But God thinks differently. Why not hold on to this promise of God. Tell God that you are basing your confidence on the promise of His word that He will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.
The important thing that is quite often overlooked is that this promise does not apply to those who have some strength left in themselves. As long as you are struggling on your own it is impossible for this promise to become effective in your life. It can be safely be said that all the years of defeat and shame and a sense of worthlessness that accompanied them were only to bring you to the point of “no struggle.” That means you have now qualified to be the beneficiary of this promise. Now with that pleasant feel that Jeremiah woke up with receive this precious promise: Be refreshed and be satisfied!