I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.”
In the overwhelming, hair-raising, and depressing prophecies of Jeremiah, God repeatedly told his people he would destroy them for their obstinate and hardened hearts. Yet in the middle of these powerful and scorching warnings, God also slips in promises that soar with hope and grace. Can you think of anything more reassuring than God’s promise to “refresh the weary and satisfy the faint“? For seventy years, that’s all Israel had — God’s promise. But when the time came, God made good on his word. I believe he will do the same with us today!