Today you should read: Jeremiah 15:10-21
Oh, how I can relate to today’s reading! Too much! Jeremiah is down in the dumps – he’s discouraged. Nothing seems to be going right and he’s worn out.
What sorrow is mine, my mother. Oh, that I had died at birth! (v.10)
We struggle with depression when…
We’re physically worn-out
… rest is essential! God commanded a Sabbath for a reason – you’re not beyond it.
We’re focusing on the problem – rather than the Master
… remember what happened to Peter when he was walking on the water and took his eyes off of Jesus?
We’re not walking with God
… so often we take control of our lives back from God and due to sin or lack of obedience, we’re not walking in the sweet spot of His will.
We’re trying to do things on our own – rather than trusting in Him
…the battle is not yours – it’s His. Trade yokes with Him and let Him carry you through. Trust Him – you can – He’s reliable.
But look at the Lord’s response… it’s the same for you…
The Lord replied, “I will take care of you, Jeremiah.” (v. 11)
If you need some reminders of this… read Psalm 91 and 23 today.
Sometimes we just need to return to our Savior and be restored by Him.
This is how the Lord responds: “If you return to me, I will restore you so you can continue to serve me.” (v.19
I don’t know where you are in your journey today – what you’re going through. You may have allowed some of the factors I discussed above (or other things for that matter) to rob you of your joy. Trust in the words of our Father… I will take care of you – return to me, I will restore you so you can continue to serve me.
By: Tim Parsons. — Lead Pastor
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