Thursday, November 12, 2009

are you weary

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”  Galations 6:9


The other day, I woke up weary, went running weary, started bible study discouraged and weary and went to bed just as weary.  The Lord has shown me that lately, I have become weary in doing good.  I am learning that sometimes, and for me especially, the weariness of doing good comes in the hard decisions of what that “good” looks like.  Does that make sense at all?  I realize that the context of this verse comes in the idea of encouraging all believers, but even Jesus didn’t heal everybody.  If he didn’t though, it is because he had all humanities “good” in mind.  Maybe there was a lesson for us to glean from or maybe it is for a greater testimony later, but either way, He clearly was committed to this verse as much as we should be now.


When a parting of ways must come between people for the “greater good” (amicably, but still a parting), that makes me weary.  When difficult conversations must happen, that makes me weary.  When hosting a bible study and people show up an hour late, that makes me weary.  When knowing obedience is calling me to a life that is not as easy as I probably wanted (even though I don’t REALLY want ease), I become weary. 


Now, I want to pause here because when the Lord showed me this verse, my weariness turned to a promise that is “in the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”  That promise is real and I do believe that it can sustain me through the seasons of weariness.  So, today I don’t want to become weary in doing good, I want to know that sometimes doing good isn’t what I imagined, but either way, it is the Lord’s harvest that I will be reaping and with that comes another day of “doing good” and today the weariness is gone.  Yahoo!!


  1. praise God you are not weary today! yes, weariness can really wear on us at times but keep holding out for the greater good. when nothing in our lives (or days) looks promising... remember that God keeps his promises! and i have found that when i am truly drained and weary, that is when i see how much God is in control and how little i am! you got it... keep on keeping on! and p.s. i am wearing this really cool nigeria apron that someone pretty spectacular gave me while i fix a gourmet dinner!


  2. Thanks for your openness about being weary and the bible verse from Galatians! It was just what I needed today. Your blog updates are heartwarming! ...a fellow Jos missionary