Growing Weary

Galatians 6:9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

“I just wish the coronavirus would go away,” Suzanne said. Although some places and a few businesses across the country are opening up, in other areas self-isolation continues—and it is growing old! Experts say it will be a long time before life as you knew it pre-COVID-19 returns; some suggest not until the end of 2021. How can you possibly hang on that long?

Just living in uncertain times is exhausting. Any kind of novelty of working from home, being a home-schooling teacher, or just coping with “never” going anywhere anymore, has long worn off. “I know the plans I have for you,” the Lord declares in Jeremiah 29:11. But for how long are these His plans, you ask. The simple but trite answer is “until.” Meanwhile, you are reminded in 2 Peter 3:17 to “take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability,” but, he says in 1 Peter 5:8, “Be sober-minded; be watchful.”

Seek to find what understanding you can from God’s point of view. “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 nor grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable” (Isaiah 40:28).

Pray With Us

Heavenly Father, I admit to You that there are days when my wish list is long and probably irresponsible. It is definitely selfish. You have given me days of isolation, time to slow down, to appreciate the small things that are around me each day. I forget to be thankful for that gift. Help me to understand that You have a purpose in the Earth that is being worked out through this awful pandemic…that through it all, people are being drawn back to the Bible, to prayer, to You, Lord. Forgive me for my weariness. Energize me in my spirit by Your Holy Spirit. I pray in Jesus’ Name.


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