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
Some days I am tempted to give up. Some days I grow weary of doing good, of handling all of the details and plans necessary to raise three children, of caring for a husband with a hidden disability, and of working full-time (although right now I am not working; rather, I am in the process of looking for work, which adds another level of stress and fatigue to my life.) Some days I crave encouragement and rest.
As for you, brothers, do not grow weary in doing good. 2 Thessalonians 3:13
Some days I have a hard time giving thanks for the things that bring me joy: the Bible, which speaks truth and encourages me not to give up, good friends who have walked with me through life’s unexpected turns, the simple pleasures of a cup of coffee on a not-too-hot August morning. Some days, I see the glass as half-empty.
Why do you say, O Jacob,
and speak, O Israel,
“My way is hidden from the Lord,
and my right is disregarded by my God”?
Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
his understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the faint,
and to him who has no might he increases strength.
Even youths shall faint and be weary,
and young men shall fall exhausted;
but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40:27 – 31
On those days, I long even more for that day.