“Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.”
Good late morning Dear Reader,
Today is Labour Day.
It is the beginning of September, school tomorrow for children everywhere, and young adults too.
January marks new beginnings, but so does September.
Have you noticed the landscape has changed in the last week or two also? Everything has gotten a shade more rusty in my eyes anyway, here in Canada.
We are ready for the harvest here.
That brings me to choose the Bible Verse for today from Galations 6:9.
As Christians, we need refreshment and rest. That is exactly what I wrote about in August.
Did you have the chance to take some time away from routines?
This summer we got away for three weeks to find refreshment. Never have we taken more than one week in the summer. But this summer was different. We needed the time away. My husband had a serious surgery in February. Life changed much over the past few years. We have both lost loved ones so dear. And though we have worked through the grief, we still needed a break.
What has it been like for you?
We all had to deal with Covid, hopefully that is behind us.
Today, as we ease back into a more disciplined routine, we can find joy in the words of Galations 6:9.
And… “Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.”
Tomorrow, many go back to work. We will ease into new September routines. May we remember to stay in a good frame of mind? We all feel weary sometimes. Let’s face it.
We don’t all take a holiday. But we certainly do need to find refreshment from God’s Word.
This verse is a reminder to you and me. We are not to lose heart. Though the seasons change, time moves forward with new circumstances.
As we plug along, doing good as best we can, with God’s help, we will reap a harvest if we do not grow weary.
I believe that means not giving up. We are not to grow so weary; we give up. You and I must aim to keep stepping out in faith, keep going, don’t give up. “I think I can; I think I can.” With God’s help or grace, no other way!
As we take time away from our labours, I gently encourage you to remember the words of Galations 6:9.
We have varying circumstances, yet we all need encouragement to keep on keeping on.
God promises that in due time, we will reap a harvest if we do not grow weary. We find our strength in Him alone as we ask for a daily infilling of that strength.
And I know that some of you carry heavy burdens. It is a difficult season for you. You will reap as you sow unto the LORD. That is God’s promise. Hold on.
The reaping may mean finding joy in the morning after a season of grief.
Perhaps you will find healing emotionally after a trial or a hard season of trauma?
It may mean God will bring you home to heaven and you will sing eternally.
Or it may simply mean taking a break and coming back refreshed.
Whatever your season, hold on to God and He will refresh you, heal you, and redeem your situation. As you hold on in hope, it will be worth every second of trusting Him to bring the harvest of joy, gladness, and renewal.
Blessed Labour day, dear one.
May your new season fill you with the joy of the LORD as you find strength in Him to persevere.