For I [fully] satisfy the weary soul, and I replenish every languishing and sorrowful person.” (Jeremiah 31:25 Amplified)
God spoke these words to Israel and Judah, while they are in captivity in Babylon, in exile from their homeland because of their disobedience and unfaithfulness to God.
Despite this, God promises to bring His people back to their land and to replenish every languishing and sorrowful person.
The word “replenish” is the same word used in God’s first command to Adam, “be fruitful and multiply and “fill” (replenish) the earth”
It also means to “fill up again, to restock to a former level or condition”
God’s tells His people that those who were scattered will be gathered together, the land will be replenished, He will give them rest and He will refill their souls with joy and gladness.
God says, “I will watch over them to build and to plant,” ““I will put my instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.”
God promised this not on the basis of what Israel or Judah had done but on the basis of who God is, a God of mercy and compassion.
God wants us to know that whatever has become depleted can be refilled, whatever has not been fruitful can become fruitful and whatever is drained and empty can be replenished and full.
As we pray and fast, take time to Reset, Reframe and Renew, let’s remember God’s faithfulness and willingness to replenish every area of our lives so that we can fulfil our purpose and potential in 2019!