I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.”
Jeremiah 31:25 NIV
My husband tore his Achilles a few weeks ago. It has turned our lives upside down. We had several things planned for this month that we weren’t able to do. I never realized how many things he does until he wasn’t able to do them anymore. Being nurse for a grown man is not easy or fun. A few nights after the surgery in which my husband can’t sleep because he is in pain which means I can’t sleep. Plus I’m getting up every 30 minutes to change his ice pack. It was a stressful night to say the least.
I open my bibleapp and this is the verse that comes up. How timely! The Lord knew how tired I was and how weary I was feeling.
In reading this verse God was letting me know that I wasn’t alone. He is always there to give encouragement. He won’t ever leave me to figure things out on my own. He is a burden bearer. Check this verse out in different translations. I think I like the ERV ( easy to read version) best, I will give rest and strength to those who are weak and tired.”
That’s exactly what I was. You may be there too or know someone that needs encouragement. Remember that God can handle it. You may not understand why you are in the situation you are in. I certainly don’t understand why my husband will be laid up for 3 months. I do know that I’m not alone in dealing with this situation and that whenever I need a boost that God got me. Please remember he has you too!