DON’T GROW WEARY IN DOING GOOD!
As for you, brothers, do not grow weary in doing good. —II Thessalonians 3:13
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. —Galatians 6:9
Doing good and not giving up are what He encouraged to do. Have you ever said, “What’s the use”? or “Does it matter?” or “Does anyone care?” or “Is it worth it?” or some other question like those? These are clear signs of weariness and can keep us from doing that which is good in our Lord Jesus and for our Lord Jesus.
Love for God and the things that He loves will help us keep our focus. It is when we get our eyes off Him and onto circumstances that are usually negative and people that are being negative that we can start down the wrong road of thinking. It is then that we become weary and are not looking to do the good our Lord has called us to (Ephesians 2:10; Titus 2:14).
Instead of growing weary let us persevere in the race He has “marked out for us, keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith” (Hebrews 12:1-2). There will be a harvest, but we must continue and “should always pray and not give up’ (Luke 18:1).
Are you weary in doing good? Why? Where is your focus? Are you serving out of love for God and love for people or is there some other motive, some other expectation that is not being met? Let us remember Who we are serving. Let us love Him above all else and be sure we are spending large amounts of time with Him and Him alone. Then we will not be weary but able to sustain the weary and a harvest will come! — “The Sovereign LORD has given me a well-instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed” (Isaiah 50:4).
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. —Isaiah 40:28-31
Dear Father help me to keep my eyes fixed on Jesus and keep doing the good You have called me to. May this be so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus, my Lord and King. So be it!