Monday, August 26, 2013

Let Us Not Be Weary

Google image ~ reminds me of my daddy plowing the fields

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

A close childhood friend came for a visit last weekend.  We’ve known each other for over forty years, but seen each other rarely over the last twenty-five.  As we shared memories, stories about our families, and our jobs, decades of personal history lived anew with brilliant fresh meaning.  Childhood dreams might not have been realized, yet life has been rich. Our reunion was particularly refreshing due to this unexpected perk: I could see that perseverance and patience had paid off.  Our labors had not been in vain.

We all get weary.  Sometimes we are physically exhausted; sometimes we are mentally exhausted and rather frustrated with the way our lives are going.  Maybe the daily routine has become a drudgery which never seems to lighten up, getting harder with each passing day.  In a career where we once felt inspired and dedicated to doing good, maybe now we are feeling used up. I was battling such feelings when my friend came to visit.  But as we talked about raising our children, our struggles and our accomplishments, the precious fruits of our labors came into focus.

 Even when we are connected to meaningful relationships and endeavors, many circumstances and outcomes are not what we want them to be, and our patience is tested.  In retrospect, it’s easier to see that, in spite of life’s struggles and pains, we can have confidence in God’s promises.     

A farmer labors and hopes for an abundant harvest in a season.  In a matter of months, he gathers the fruits of his labors.  Believers labor and hope for an abundant harvest as well.  Fortunately, we see some fruits in this lifetime; others we will see in Eternity. 

God has promised in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.  As we live each day, doing those things that we know we need to do, our confidence can be in the integrity of His word. Our labors are not in vain.
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 15: 58
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Today's devotional is an excerpt from my devotional journal, God, Me, and Sweet Iced Tea:  Experiencing God in the Midst of Everyday Moments.  I hope it was a blessing to you. 
 Please feel free to share your thoughts below. 



  1. A much needed thought for me as I start this new week.

  2. Thanks for the reminder we need not get weary. Life is indeed a process and there are the times we do get weary but thank God for the times of sweet rest in Him.

  3. Thanks Donna. I appreciate you sharing your thoughts.

  4. A wonderful reminder...thank you.

  5. I guess you could say that i am new in the service of the Lord, although I have attended church all of my life and was baptized when I was 10 years old. Because of family relations, my husband and I quit attending church. After my mama died we went back to church and found many old friends and have made many new ones. They are all a blessing to me.

    My prayer is to have my dear husband restored to the church. He also grew up as a member of the church, but has fallen away due to many hardships we have faced.

    He attends church twice on Sunday and every Wednesday night. He does any manual labor that is asked of him. he sings at the nursing home and at funerals. He is a good man.

    I have truly gotten weary of trying to get him to repent and be restore to the church. Your message helped me a great deal.

    I pray for him constantly and would ask that you and your group pray for him as well.

    Thank you so very much for your efforts for us.