In today’s world, things are hectic and stressful. We have an American President who seems determined to destroy the country and is unwilling to go after the ISIS terrorists who have beheaded an American citizen and have threatened to attack the USA. And this is just the tip of the iceberg!
Then here at home we have so many things to do; besides our jobs, paying bills (sometimes without enough money to do so) cleaning and cooking, etc. This does not include our personal ambitions or desires. Oh, yes, and there are those health problems that pop up from time to time.
All of these things can make one weary and frustrated.
I have been very weary over the past few months or so. And the lack of sleep does not help the situation. It seems there is so much more to do than I can get done. It seems that I spend more time in the kitchen than I do in my office. This complicates matters even more because there are a lot of other things I would like to get done for God and The Christ Light Institute, Inc (CLI). For instance, updating and posting more and new items to the CLI website, getting the library completely organized, planning the format and layout for the Learning Center, etc. just to name a few.
So what do you do in a situation like this? Well, our best source to answer this question is God’s Word, The Bible.
Well, there are three important points pertaining to this issue.
1. Do not be weary in well doing.
(2 Thessalonians 3:13 KJV) But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.
2. Do not be weary of God’s chastisement or correction
(Proverbs 3:11 KJV) My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:
3. In due season we will reap
(Galatians 6:9 KJV) And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
OK, so we must not be weary, that means even though we are tired and things look overwhelming, we must keep on keeping on. Keep doing the good works. If we keep doing this, then in due time (season) we will reap the reward of our efforts.
And keep in mind that God may correct us from time to time. Why would God correct or chastise me when I am seeking to do well or good. The answer is simple: as we continue to love God with all of our heart, and with all our soul, and with all our mind, we are seeking perfection. Also, the Bible says, “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.” Revelation 3:19 We of ourselves cannot achieve perfection for the simple fact is that we do not know what perfection is. Only God knows what perfections is because He is perfect. Therefore, He is the One to correct us and to show/teach us how to be perfect! Therefore, be not weary, but wait on the Lord!
Another thing that we must do during this time is to Wait On the Lord.
So often, we want things to happen now. But to our dismay and sometimes disappointment, they do not always happen when we would like for them to happen. In Galatians 6:9, it says, “…for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” This means that we must wait for the “due season”. Or in other words, Wait On the Lord!
There are some important benefits when you Wait On the Lord. Here are some of them:
(Psalms 27:14 KJV) Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD
(Isaiah 40:31 KJV) But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
(Psalms 37:9 KJV) For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.
(Psalms 37:34 KJV) Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.
(Psalms 123:2 KJV) Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until that he have mercy upon us
(Lamentations 3:25 KJV) The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.
(Proverbs 20:22 KJV) Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.
So remember, Do Not Be Weary, but Wait On the Lord and He will bless and keep you!
Also, Remember … With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. (Matthew 19:26 KJV)
This is important too:
Many Wonderful Things have happened because of the physical weariness and mind weariness of God’s servants! Sometimes that is what it takes!