"And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not."
God never leaves us in a place of deficit. No matter challenges, difficulties, or hardships we may face along our journey, he gives us his word--his eternal, infallible, inerrant word laden with truths, promises, wisdom, and guidance to ensure our success. God takes no delight in his children being despondent, sad, worried, distressed, conflicted, uncertain, exasperated, and full of woe. So, isn't it interesting that he would insert a scripture like Galatians 6:9? Paul, the apostle and the author of Galatians, cautions us to not be weary in well doing. Why would he say this? He would say this because it is plausible and probable to become weary in well doing. Have you ever felt this way? Have you ever felt like you were going no where fast, working with great intensity, diligence, and righteousness only to feel like a tattered leaf in the wind? Have you ever felt like throwing in the towel? Have you ever felt emotionally depleted and exhausted? If you can identify or relate to any of the aforementioned, then there is good news for you coming from God's word!
Greek Word Study on Galatians 6:9
- weary (G1573) ekkakeo: to be utterly spiritless, exhausted, faint, weak, fail in heart
- well (G2570) kalos: morally good, honest, noble, praise worthy
- doing (G4160) poieo: produce, work, bringing forth, to act rightly, to carry out
- in due (G2398) idios: pertaining to oneself, one's own
- season (G2540) kairos: set or proper time, the right time
- shall reap (G2325) therizo: harvest
- faint (G1590) eklyo: to be enfeebled through exhaustion, to grow weak, to be tired out, to despond, become faint hearted
- not (G3361) me: God forbid, no, never, none
Life is challenging and the journey is not always an easy one, but the word of God admonishes us to not lose our focus when we are confronted with the feelings of weariness. But how do we do this? How do we not become weary and enfeebled when we are doing what is morally good, noble, and praise worthy--but we are not seeing results? We are not seeing fruit. We are not seeing a harvest. We are not reaping. It is prudent to revisit Galatians 6:7:
"Be not deceived, God is not mocked; for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."
In more contemporary words, don't get it twisted! God is not going to be ridiculed or sneered at or treated with contempt. Whatever we sow, we will reap--good or bad! It is a biblical truth. We have all heard the expression; "You reap what you sow". So, if you have been sowing seeds of goodness, kindness, love, compassion, care, righteousness, gratitude, etc. If you have been doing well--endeavoring to live a life that brings God glory--you can expect at the appointed time a harvest of what you have planted! The harvest is a sure thing, based upon the word of God. So, until it comes, we do what David did in I Samuel 30:6--we encourage ourselves in the Lord. We decree the word over our lives (Job 22:28). We walk by faith and not be sight (2 Corinthians 5:7). We have laser focus as we press toward the mark (Philippians 3:14). We do not allow our circumstances to dictate how we respond or traverse through life. The word of God is our compass and our guide (Psalm 119:105). We continually give ourselves to prayer (Acts 6:4) and praise as we anticipate our harvest!
Father, in the name of Jesus, we thank you for your word. Thank you that you have given us divinely enabled us to overcome, conquer, and achieve any and all circumstances. Thank you that your strength is made perfect in our weakness and when we are weak, we are strong. We thank you for the promise of coming harvest. We decree and declare that we are not weary. We decree and declare that your joy is our strength and that the weapon of weariness will not prosper in our lives. We decree, that by your Spirit, we will continue to do well as we believe by faith at the appointed time you will release the harvest in our lives. Amen.