A Weary, Dreary Day

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I’m not sure what the weather’s like in your corner of the world, but in our little corner of Virginia Beach, today is a dreary, gray, rainy Monday.

The kind that makes you want to crawl back into bed and sleep for the rest of the day, because it’s so dark, you can’t even differentiate the difference between day and night.

The kind of day that makes you yawn just by looking out the window.

The kind of day where you avoid any and all reasons to leave the house…for instance, when I was out of milk, I begged and pleaded with my mom to drop some by our house in a cup on her way to the gym so I could hold out a few more hours before going to the grocery store.  Mind you, this was after I gave Bear cereal with water for breakfast…we’re talking Mom of the Year, right here, people!

Bottom line: it’s a weary, dreary day.

Isn’t it funny how the weather can affect us?

Maybe you’re living through the same dreary day today, or maybe your dreary day is on the inside.  It could be sunny and delightful where you are, but inside you feel worn out, exhausted, tired of waiting, and ready to give up on life.

Here’s one of the many things I LOVE about God: whether it’s a bad case of “The Mondays” or you’re in a season that’s just plain tough, He offers us So. Much. Hope.

I’ve talked before about how when I find a Bible verse I love, I picture myself inhaling it, breathing it in, and allowing it to carry me through.  Ready for this week’s verse that I’m pumping into my veins?

I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul…
Jeremiah 31:25 (NKJV)

Don’t you love that?  The NIV version says:

I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.

Love, love, love!

So today, as we start the beginning of another week feeling weak and inadequate to accomplish everything that needs to be done, I pray that we will all be able to inhale the Truth that no matter what the condition of our lives may be, we have a God who…

….satiates and refreshes the weary.

…replenishes the sorrowful soul.

…satisfies the faint.


Is there a verse you’re inhaling this week?  Feel free to share in the comments!