“The LORD’s kindness never fails! If he had not been merciful, we would have been destroyed. The LORD can always be trusted to show mercy each morning. Deep in my heart I say, ‘The LORD is all I need; I can depend on him!’” (Lamentations 3:22-24 CEV).
Emotional exhaustion isn’t new, It’s also not something foreign to the Bible. Just read the book of Lamentations. When Jeremiah wrote the book, Jerusalem had been captured. The Israelites were in exile.
Everything Jeremiah held sacred had been destroyed. He was emotionally exhausted, and for an entire book of the Bible, Jeremiah releases his frustrations and expresses his emotions to God.
What brought Jeremiah hope during this very difficult time? Jeremiah refocuses on five truths about God that helped to refuel him in the midst of his exhaustion.
He remembers God’s steadfast love, God’s unfailing mercy, God’s Great faithfulness, God is always kind, and that God is his real hope.
When life or family events overwhelm you, don’t focus on your problems. Don’t give in to despair. Focus your attention on God himself.
Build your life around those character traits of God, and you’ll be ready for whatever setback comes your way. He is all you need.
Father, thank you for your kindness, and steadfast love, help me to focus my attention on you alone.