Hope For Your Weary Soul

For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.
— Jeremiah 31:25

The only one who can truly satisfy our weary souls is the one who created them.

In chapter 31 of Jeremiah, Israel is promised restoration. Even wandering in the wilderness, Israel experienced God's grace. 

 "The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee." verse 3

With everlasting love, God draws us to Him. He can give our weary souls rest, but only if we listen and come to Him. Verse 25 says I have replenished every sorrowful soul as if it is already done. All we need do is to accept. 

God has promised to fill the cracks in our hearts and lives with His goodness. Nothing can satiate us the way God's love can. No amount of money, fame, or relationship can. Only God. 

Every hunger and longing we have that the world cannot fix, God can. 

The Septuagint, ancient Greek translation, reads thirsty and hungry rather than weary and sorrowful. 

 "Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled." Matthew 5:6


To Ponder:

Are you weary? Is your soul longing to be satisfied with something this world cannot give? Go to Your Creator. He is waiting to fill you. 


Prayer:

Heavenly Father, 

You are my Creator and only you can satisfy the hunger and longings in my soul. Replenish me Father God. Fill me up with You. Bring joy where there is sorrow, peace where there is chaos. Bring calm where there is distress. Satisfy my soul. 

This is my prayer in Jesus Holy Name, Amen. 

Lori HilComment