When I Am Weary

I love the book of Jeremiah. I don’t know if I’m drawn to it because of the name – we lost my cousin Jeremiah 12 years ago, my second son shares this name as his middle name to honor him, and my nephew’s named in his honor as well. But the promises of this book always speak right into my heart with the words I long to hear.

I can’t grow tired of God’s promises. When I grow weary, I cling like drawn cat claws to His word.

He loves us with an everlasting love. Everlasting. What a word. One our minds cannot even fathom, it’s too monumental, beyond our scope of depth.

He’s drawn us to Him with unfailing kindness. Unfailing. Wow. I can only dream of having unfailing kindness in my heart and life. Can you imagine looking at someone and only seeing their goodness?

There is something about living in a gray and dreary climate. When the sun finally peeks out from hiding, we bask in it. A relief washes over a body longing for the sun’s warmth. Just as a soul that has grown weary and is beat down longs for the Son to touch the heart and warm the spirit. We crave it.

Unlike the sun and weather, we have control over how much time we spend with the Lord and how often we bask in the Son. He’s always in our presence and at our fingertips.

If you are feeling tired and run down, grab some time alone with the Lord. Allow His promises to engulf you, swallow you whole. He’s waiting with everlasting love and unfailing kindness.

No one else can fill that role.

The LORD appeared to us in the past,[a]saying:

   “I have loved you with an everlasting love;
   I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.
Jeremiah 31:3

Are you giving anything up for lent? How do you spend time alone with the Lord? Share in the comments below.

 

 

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One Response to When I Am Weary

  1. Shanyn says:

    What a wonderful post Mel.

    This year I am giving up assumptions for Lent. We are going to be doing things as a family that encourage us in the things we are giving up to God. Things like hiding talents, skimming over things and of course mine assumptions. Wonderful encouragement my dear friend!
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