You, God, showered abundant rain; You revived Your inheritance when it languished.
Big rain is coming. I was going to say, be prepared, but that’s not right. The word is, be encouraged.
We, many of us, although we have faith and are filled with hope and joy, contentment and gratitude; are tired. We are weary. The word that many modern translations use, in this verse is ‘languished’.
To languish is to suffer, because you have been forced to remain in an unpleasant situation. You might feel abandoned, neglected, or forgotten. Plants languish from lack of water and people languish in prison, from lack of living.
People get weary, even in doing good. There are a wide variety of causes of weariness. Many people, including me, are weary and languishing.
The good news is that God sends refreshing, reviving, and restoring rain to his weary people, his languishing people. It is what God does. Watch for it, and expect it
It is notable that God just does it for his people, when they are tired, weary, burnt out, or languishing; and not after we have done something. All we have to do is be in the faith. You are either a person of faith or not a person of faith, either saved or not saved, in the vine or tree, or not.
I say this, because we can become so weary and depressed that we get the crazy idea that we have to perform somehow and are missing it, to get God’s attention or blessing. The truth is though, that God welcomes us as we are. He just requires us to have faith or believe in him.
The coming abundant rain will be for you:
This big rain is about to be showered down on God’s people, who today are weary and languishing. It is coming and is going to have a ‘rags to riches’ affect on your life. Be encouraged, God is coming to you.
You will dance in the rain and everything will change.