Galatians 6:9 - When Tired and Weary.

Galatians 6:9: When Tired and Weary.

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

Galatians 6:9 (NIV) Let us not become weary in doing good, for 
at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 

Galatians 6:9 (NLT) So lets not get tired of doing what is 
good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we 
dont give up. 


   When our kids were little, I loved how excited they got about 
springtime. They'd bring home these little sprouts in paper cups, and we'd 
line them up on our kitchen windowsill. It was a race to see whose 
tiny green shoot would grow the fastest. 
   As our kids got older, I made sure that they knew real 
gardening was a lot more work. 
   Even a flowerbed or herb garden requires so much attention - 
watering, fertilizing, weeding, guarding from raccoons and bobcats. The 
harvest comes only after the investment of dedicated hard work begun 
long before the first rose bush blooms or you smell the first 
   Our faith requires the same kind of commitment and consistent 
effort. This month is about growing and cultivating different facets of 
our faith: patience, compassion, kindness, joy, and peace. To reap a 
harvest of any of these qualities, we must be diligent on a daily basis. 
As we saw last month, prayer is essential, but Bible study, 
worship, community, and fellowship are vital too. 
   Today assess your relationship with God - what areas need 
more time and attention? What can you do to produce the kind of fruit 
you know that God wants to see in your life? 
   I want to grow in my faith, Lord. This month I want to work 
on growing in those qualities that will strengthen my faith and 
enhance my relationship with you. [Daily Power by Craig Groeschel] 


It is discouraging to continue to do right and receive no word 
of thanks or see no tangible results. But Paul challenged the 
Galatians and he challenges us to keep on doing good and to trust God for 
the results. In due time, we will reap a harvest of blessing.  [Life 
Application SB] 

   How can we not get discouraged when we deal with overwhelming 
tasks and challenges and the brokenness, opposition, and evil in the 
world around us? How can we not faint or give up but keep doing good 
to everyone, even those who are difficult? Paul tells us in Hebrews 
12:1-2 that we can successfully keep running our race with endurance 
and not burn out in doing what's right only by fixing our eyes on 
Jesus. Our faith, our ability to be a blessing and to do good to our 
brothers and sisters or to accomplish anything at all of lasting value 
depends on Christ from start to finish. When we lift our eyes to the 
all-powerful, all-loving God, we can commit our way to him and receive his 
assurance that in God's time we will reap what he has richly prepared for 
us - a harvest of blessing - as we daily draw fresh strength from 
his inexhaustible supply to keep on running in his footsteps.  
   LORD, thank you for teaching me in my weariness or in times 
when I lose heart that I can do nothing apart from you. You are my 
Life, my strength, my salvation. I give myself to you and ask that the 
power of your Life will restore my joy and renew my vision to keep 
doing your will and doing good to those around me. [Praying Through 
The Bible By Fuller] 

   How do you handle weariness? Why not rest - even nap - for a 
little while? Then get up to try again. Sometimes the best rest is in 
God's presence just soaking in his goodness. Being with people who 
love us can also recharge our batteries and ward off discouragement. 
   Discouragement is an enemy of our goals. To say, "It can't be 
done" is the opposite of saying, "I can do all this through him who 
gives me strength" (Philippians 4:13). We guard against discouragement 
by celebrating the small victories we have when we make good 
   We all get discouraged at times. We may even become weary in 
doing good, especially if we hit a plateau where positive changes 
don't seem to be happening. At those moments, the apostle Paul offers 
encouragement: we truly will see blessing if we stick with it. 
   Regularly celebrating small victories and taking time to rest 
helps combat weariness and discouragement. [The Daniel Plan 365-Day 

   Always choosing to do what is right can be challenging at 
times, especially since we live in a world with a declining sense of 
excellence and morality. To compromise is to go a little bit below what you 
know to be right. Even though we live in the midst of many people who 
do compromise and have little or no godly standard for their lives, 
we can hold firm. As the Scripture above states, let us not grow 
weary in doing what is right. 
   God rewards those who make right choices, but sometimes we 
must continue making them over and over before we start getting a 
right result. Be committed to a standard of righteousness in your life 
and don't compromise. If you don't give up, you will reap a 
wonderful reward, and in the meantime, you will have the peace of a clear 
   Don't ever choose to do the wrong thing just because everyone 
else is doing it. Be an example for people to follow instead of 
someone that even you are ashamed to know! Live in such a way that your 
behavior puts a smile on God's face and your reputation is good in 
   Father, teach me Your ways and give me the strength to make 
right choices at all times. Forgive me for compromises I have made in 
the past, and help me hold firm to Your standard of excellence. [My 
Time with God by Joyce Meyer] 

   A careful owner of a vineyard watches with great attention 
for signs of budding fruit. He has spent months tilling, 
fertilizing, pruning, watering, and testing. And now he is expecting his 
vines to bear big, luscious, prize-winning grapes. Dont think the 
Almighty is any less meticulous. He wants you to bear much fruit. He 
notices every time you sow seeds in the lives of others. He keeps tabs 
every time you water that seed with prayer. He records it in your 
balance sheet when He observes faith flowering and fruit ripening in the 
life of someone in whom you have invested for Jesus sake. If they 
are rewarded, you reap. If they are lifted up, you are raised with 
them. Be vigilant about people in your spheres of influence. You are 
sowing seeds; your prayers are having an impact; and the Lord of the 
vineyard is paying close attention.  
   Lord, I see so clearly today that my life in You is all about 
investing in others. If I lose my life for Your sake, I find it as never 
before! Please show me how to invest wisely, giving my words, my time, 
my specific prayers, my concern, my full attention, my practical 
help, my smiles of encouragement, and the love that is rooted in You. 
[Joni Eareckson Tada Daily Devotional: 





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