Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 31:16–26
“Thus saith the Lord; Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears: for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the Lord,” Jeremiah 31:16.
Father God, you are the air we breathe and in every way we are lost without you. Visit each one of us at the point of our need and replace our needs with spiritual, physical, psychological, and emotional healing. O Father, you are our only hope. Let your Word enter our spirit-man and give us new courage, new power, and new strength in Jesus’ name.
The distress of these times may be overwhelming. You may be working so hard trying to make ends meet, trying to bless your family, just trying to make something work. You may be drowning in your own tears. You may feel tired, unappreciated, and depressed or even oppressed. Come out of your sorrow for God’s Word says there is hope:
“And there is hope in thine end, saith the Lord,” verse 17.
Beloved, God is encouraging you with His Word today. First, He is commanding you to refrain from weeping. These verses give three reasons for you to stop crying:
Could it be that while you are in your corner crying, God has brought replenishment for you? “For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul. Upon this I awaked, and beheld; and my sleep was sweet unto me,” verses 25–26.
God has brought satisfaction for you but it will do you no good unless you believe His promise that your work will be rewarded and come out of the doldrums of your depression.
I pray today that you would hear the Word of God and stop weeping, for there is hope. You will be delivered. Receive the Word of God personally today. Come out of that oppression and depression. Dry your tears and you will have clearer vision. Sing to the Lord of your salvation. Talk to Him and tell Him your problems. He will minister the solution to you.
This encouragement is available to you because you are a child of God. If you have never given your life to Jesus, become His child today. Pray, “Dear Lord Jesus, I surrender my life to you. I confess and forsake my sins. Cleanse me from my sins.
Write my name in the book of life and satisfy my weary soul.”
O gracious God, satisfy our weary souls and dry our tears. Help us to receive your Word. Help us to receive your blessings during these difficult times. There is hope in you, Jehovah; there is healing in you, Jehovah Rapha. There is joy in you!