Rainy Days and Mondays
“Rainy days and Mondays always get me down.” Lyrics from a 70s song by the Carpenters. Anyone old enough to remember it? My hubby asked today “What if Monday is a Rainy Day like today?” Well, I guess that is a double whammy. As the song says “Nothing to do but frown.”
Unless, we believe God’s promises like Jeremiah.
“Yet I still dare to hope
When I remember this:
The faithful love of the Lord never ends!
His mercies never cease.
Great is his faithfulness;
His mercies begin afresh each morning.
I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance;
Therefore, I will hope in him!
The Lord is good to those who depend on Him,
To those who search for him.
So it is good to wait quietly
For salvation from the Lord.”
What can we learn about God from this promise?
His love never ends.
His mercy never ceases.
He is always faithful.
He can be trusted.
He gives new mercies each morning (even on Rainy days and Mondays)
He is our inheritance.
He is good.
We can hope in Him
We can remember his faithful love.
We are not consumed.
We can trust him to show mercy each morning.
We can depend on Him.
We must seek after Him.
We can wait quietly for his salvation.
Jeremiah most likely penned these verses in Lamentations 3:21-26. He proclaims these promises, his hope after he has seen far worse than Rainy Days or Mondays. He had seen the destruction of Jerusalem. He saw pain and suffering. And, early in Chapter 3, he described his own affliction, darkness, brokenness, anguish, distress, devastation, bitterness, suffering, and homelessness. He says, “I will never forget this awful time.”
Then, he says, “YET!”
Yet in Hebrew means “Still. Even now.”
After all of that suffering, Jeremiah was saying…
Yet…he dared to hope.
Still… he believed God.
Even now… in the midst of all that he suffered, he remembered God’s faithfulness.
He trusted God to continue to pour out new mercies each morning.
With that kind of hope, with those kind of promises, Rainy Days and Mondays ain’t got nothing on me.
Have a wonderful Monday!