Let us not be weary. When a long-time beloved sister in the Lord who has stuck by me through ups and down and everything in between spoke the words to me over the telephone, I drank them thirstily and ate them hungrily as though I had been lost in a desert for a good long while. The words weren’t anything new to me, of course, nor did they belong to my friend. My friend was once again breathing the life of Christ into me as she spoke a vital scripture into my heart. “…let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not (Galatians 6:9-10 KJV).”
I cannot even count the number of times I have done just that. Grown weary. For it seems the more I try to do what’s right in a world that seems ever compelled to do what is wrong, the more I have sought to love and serve the Lord with all my heart, and to repent when I fall short, the more I have found myself worn out by the world around me. The apathy about God. The nonchalance. The lack of care. The lack of love and reverence. The disregard. The rejection. The outright hatred of God. The utter evil and wickedness of a world that wants to do anything and everything other than fall down at the feet of the Lord and worship Him. How weary I have found myself time and again chasing after Jesus Christ as the world turns its back on Him, more it seems as each day goes by. But then I am reminded.
“…let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not (Galatians 6:9-10 KJV)” I cannot afford to faint. I cannot afford to give up. I cannot afford to call it quits. For though I have found myself so discouraged, so frustrated, so disappointed, so many times, at what seems to be no fruit and harvest at all resulting from the seeds of God I sow as best I am able, I remember. I must persevere. I must hang in there. I am a laborer of the Lord, and no matter how much I sweat, or how hard it gets, or how alone I feel at times in a world that wants to have little if anything to do with hearing about the Lord let alone believing in and following Him, I need to remember. “…let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not (Galatians 6:9-10 KJV).”
May I speak the same words into your own heart? If you find yourself feeling faint at the prospect of taking even another step forward, or another breath, and you are weary, worn down, drink thirstily and eat hungrily of the life and love and power in this verse of His.
“…let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not (Galatians 6:9-10 KJV).” Let us not be weary, my friend. Let us press on. Let us follow Him wherever He might lead us. Let us follow Him who will give us the strength necessary to make it all the way until the end – with Him.
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