A Five Sigh Day (Jeremiah 31:25)

When I first began working, I would often find myself sighing if I was confronted with a crisis or something that did not go the way I expected. On most days, 1 or 2 sighs would be emitted. But occasionally, I would encounter many fires that needed to be extinguished and with each encounter, a longer and louder sigh would be emitted.  I began categorizing my days by the number and timing of my sighs. If I emitted 5 sighs before 9 AM, it would probably be a very trying day.

How do I deal with such an experience? If I turn my thoughts inward and focus upon my plight, it will only lead to self-pity. It I turn my thoughts outward to my circumstances, it may lead to further frustration. The only solution is to look upward.

I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come?
My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
Psalms 121:1-2

The promise that God makes to all who trust in Him is to provide a replenishing strength and power to endure and a faith to trust in His provision.

For I will satisfy the weary soul, and every languishing soul I will replenish.
Jeremiah 31:25

God’s promise to satisfy our soul can only come if we place our faith and trust in accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. If you have confessed your sins, truly asking Him for forgiveness, He will answer your prayers and give your soul the eternal rest and peace that it has always been seeking.

And a five sigh day will only lead to another opportunity for God to bless you even more!


Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.