And let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary.
A lot of us might be very tired of life overall. In general, you might be working hard in your career, and you haven’t seen that rays come in. Maybe you haven’t seen a promotion come through, or maybe they just gave a promotion to someone else that you didn’t think deserved the promotion. Maybe at school, you’ve had a rough summer semester. I know that my sister right now is in PA school. And she thought the summer semester was going to be easier than the spring semester, and it’s been the hardest semester yet. And so she’s had a tough summer. Maybe you’re tired of the way that your finances are looking. Perhaps you’ve been praying for a long time for a financial breakthrough that has not come. Maybe you’re tired of seeing other people get married, other people buy their first home, and you haven’t had the chance to do so. Maybe you’re still waiting for a significant other to come into your life. Maybe you’re still waiting for God to bless you with a husband with a wife, with a home for your family with children that you can call your own. I know that the waiting season in any situation is hard from high school, college, young adulthood, adulthood, and even in our later ages. For all of our grandparents that are tuning in, I know that any season can be a tough season because there’s always a waiting season, and it’s never fun to be in the waiting season. But what I’ve learned and what I love about the Bible and what I love about the teachings of Christ is that no waiting season is wasted. There is purpose in this season. He is the God of purpose. And so I don’t know if we have any Game of Thrones fans, but I was a huge Game of Thrones fan. I loved everything about the show except the last season. I don’t talk about that. And I’m excited about the spin-offs that they are creating. But what I love about the show is that from day one to episode one, they talk about winter and how winter is coming. And winter needs to be a season that they prepare for. And so we are constantly reminded that winter is coming. But guess what? Winter doesn’t come for another five or six seasons. I’m pretty sure it doesn’t come until season five. And so for five seasons, which is years of waiting and years of time passing. We waited for when winter to come and winter finally came. So what I’m trying to allude to is that our awaiting season could be five seasons.
It could be five seasons of waiting. It could be years in between before we get what we are looking for what we have sown for. But this verse here says, let us not lose heart and do good. We need to do good, and we need to pray for our neighbors. We need to pray for our enemies. We need to pray for our churches and our leaders. We need to pray for the leaders of this world in all of the different countries in which they reside. We need to pray that we can turn away from temptation when it comes knocking on our door. We need to pray for strength; we need to do good for the ones around us. We need to do good by those online and offline in our offices and our homes and our schools, and the places where we dine and commune. So do not lose heart and do good in due time.
We shall reap if we do not grow weary. The greatest part about our relationship with Christ is when we do grow weary when we are tired because we are human. And we do need rest. Jesus says that we can find rest in Him, and we can find strength in him. So if you’re at that point where you’re growing weary waiting for your harvest, look to Jesus for comfort, look to Him for strength and remind yourself that the harvest is coming. Fruit is coming; what you’ve sown for, you’re going to get because God does not come back on his promise.
Father God, we are in different seasons, Lord, and I know you see us in our waiting season. And Lord, we don’t know if that’s going to last five seasons or just a couple more days, but we know that our future is in your hands, and we are okay with it. We are more than okay with that; we are beyond excited about that. Because if it’s not in your hands, then we don’t want it. We don’t want the feature if it’s not one you have planned for us. But Lord, in that waiting season, it becomes hard, and so we just asked for your strength. We ask for your rest. We ask that we do not grow weary. We ask that we do not get tired of doing good. We ask that we continue to fight the good fight. And Lord, when we are not doing so, may not just gently so that we go back on the right. We love you and adore You. We thank you for this beautiful Monday, and we ask that you bless it; it is in your son’s holy name that we pray today and every day. Amen.
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