Thought for the week by pastor Diana Rutherford

by Struthers Cumbernauld

You sent abundant rain, O God, to refresh the weary land.

(Psalms 68:9 NLT)

We all grow weary from time to time; weary of the pace of life. Sometimes, it is too fast for us and we can't fit everything in we have to do. Sometimes, it is too slow for us and we are bored and looking for something more exciting. Our weariness can be related to bereavement; we wish we could feel happy again. It can be related to overwork; we wish we could leave it all behind and go on a nice long holiday! There can be a spiritual weariness when we long to find others who are willing to help in the work of the church, or there can be a longing to find our faith so much more alive and real than it is at present.
Whatever our weariness we read in this verse that God did not leave them in a weary state. He saved them from their weariness by sending abundant rain to convince the people of God of their inheritance.
Whatever our lot in life, weary or not, let us never lose sight of our goal that one day we will be home in the glory with Him. Until that day comes let us choose to go on serving Him even through the grey days and wait for that plentiful rain that comes to us from above. Jude 1:24 tells us 'He is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy.'