Oh Lord, You know what it is to be weary. You understand what it means to endure in hard circumstances. You carry our burdens as Your own.
We come to You in a hard moment. We ask to feel Your mercy soaking into our dry hearts like rain. We ask to hear Your voice calling us to rest and renewal. We ask to taste Your goodness, ever new, like honey on our tongues.
Be with us, Lord. Bring from our afflictions an abundant and eternal weight of glory, and transform our difficulties in Your time. Help us to endure. Give us rest.
Thank You for Your presence in all things.
In Jesus’ Name, amen.
Hannah Eagleson is Interim Associate Director of InterVarsity’s Emerging Scholars Network (ESN). She launched and still edits ESN’s collaboratively written devotional for academics, Scholar’s Compass. Hannah also crafts other community-building events and materials for ESN. She holds a PhD in English literature from the University of Delaware, and an MA from St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD. she’s working on a novel about a dragon who gave up fending off knights to become a tea importer in eighteenth-century England.