A Word for the Weary

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“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Galatians 6:9

A couple of years ago, one of my sons urgently raced into the house. His tooth had broken from a football game mishap in the backyard. Blood streamed down as I frantically tried to assess the damage and help him. Without any warning, I became seriously nauseous and had to lay down. So much for my help. Thankfully, my husband was home to provide the quick thinking and comforting reassurance our son needed.

The sight of blood never used to bother me. But now even a graphic description of it can make me queasy. Actually seeing blood intensifies my discomfort to the point where I almost pass out. I get weak and dizzy. My stomach feels very unsettled.

If we faint, we’re rendered useless for a certain time period. Our body just gives out and succumbs to whatever trauma we face. We become immobilized until someone or something revives us.

The same can happen in our spiritual lives.

Has well doing exhausted you?

Good things like: marriage … motherhood … friendship … homeschooling/helping at your child’s school … sharing Christ … befriending the lonely … preparing meals … fulfilling responsibilities … serving others … excelling at your job … etc.

Do you ever feel like giving up?

“Let us not be weary …”

God promises that if we don’t give up – if we don’t faint – the season of reaping will come. We don’t know when. We don’t know how. But it will come.

“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13

4 Replies to “A Word for the Weary”

  1. The Lord’s timing is perfect! He knows our needs and provides not only the physical strength, but brings His word to us, strengthening us spiritually. How can we ever doubt His love for us? What an awesome God we serve, calling us His own and carrying us when we can not go on. He is sufficient . When we need Him most, He reaches down and lifts us up enabling us to do what we thought was impossible. Receiving His great love and mercy empowers us, and causes us to grow. The greater the need, the more we see what a loving Heavenly Father we have. When we let go and let Him, nothing is impossible!

    1. Emily Wickham says: Reply

      My sis! Thank you for reading and commenting on this post. I am so grateful the Lord is carrying and strengthening you – in recent days and always. I love you!

  2. It amazes me how our line of thinking parallels, Emily. Thanks for sharing your word and encouraging me in mine 🙂
    Jeanne

    1. Emily Wickham says: Reply

      The Lord gave me this verse last week and I just knew I had to share it today. I love the way He often ties our thoughts together … even across the miles! Love to you in Him ~

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