A meditation to Galatians 6:9.
LIFESAVING was this particular Word at the worst time of my life; when shards of rejection had filled being, I really did need the encouragement: do not weary of doing good, for at the proper time you’ll reap a harvest if you don’t give up.
Let’s put it another way:
We may be fatigued, but let’s not give up, for the blessing is just about to be realised.
Despairing of the famine is crippling but when famine lasts into despair the heart runs sick of hope. So don’t give up, and, even if you have, don’t give up completely. Get back into it before it’s too late.
Each day has a hundred events: trials, joys, frustrations, bores. Resilience in the face of the aridity is key. Nothing fancy is needed, just the patience that says, “Don’t give in!”
You have been pushed too far, and you may be about to blow a fuse, but think of the collateral damage. It’s not just about you… but at the end of the day it is. We take matters into our own hands at our own peril.
If you don’t give up and don’t give in, provided others are not steamrolled in the process, you get to live and fight another day. At the right time you’ll be blessed.
Joy follows the trials of sorrow as surely as relief begets peace. Believe for a better time to come and it will surely arrive at its appointed time.
If you haven’t caught on by now, the key of life is to hold on when we want to let go, but at times it’s about letting go when we want to hold on. The former is about courageous grit; the latter, forgiveness.
When we most want to give up we’re closer than ever to blessing, but we cannot see it. We need vision just over the horizon, but that’s not how vision works. We cannot see what we cannot see. We must dearly trust that the Lord has our lives and interests at heart — and he has.
Have I said it plainly enough yet? Don’t give up. Don’t give up. Don’t give up.
At the proper time you’ll reap a harvest of goodness if you don’t give up doing good.
If, at the proper time,
You’ve not given in to being weary,
God will give you a way to climb,
Out of the situation that made you teary.
© 2015 Steve Wickham.