And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9
It is Monday. It is cold. It is the tail-end of a busy holiday season. It is the type of cold, tail-end Monday that has one wishing for a warm cover, a soft bed, and an utter disregard to the wide-awake world and all its hassles.
But honestly, what good is there in that? I mean, the only one that benefits is me, and that depends on what definition of “benefit” one chooses to use. There are tired days, and the year is long. There are cold days and rainy ones, days when it is hard to fathom even that next step in life’s journey. And on those days, it is easy to give in.
And that is why I love Galatians 6:9. “Let us not grow weary of doing good . . .”
The thing I love is that the God is not unaware of our circumstances. This verse implies that, indeed, we are prone of growing weary. Life is tiring. Life can be tough. It can be cold and all sorts of Monday. And God knows this. He knows we struggle and tire and quit. And rather than hating us for it, He cheers us on! Through Paul, He says, “Don’t quit! You can do it! Do good! It will all be worth it!”
I just love that–God cheering me on into the good He has planned for me.
I’m a bit wearied today. I’m looking and planning toward 2014 and, I’ll admit, I feel daunted. I feel it is all too big for me. I fear this topsy-turvy world and what it might bring my way. And it makes me wobbly. But knowing that I can stand on the strength of a God who made me, who knows me, and who loves me, a God who encourages me even at my weakest point . . . well, knowing this makes me know that I can go on, doing the good set out before me.
Let us all stagger on in goodness, enhancing lives and loving others.