Friday, March 27, 2015
Ward off every opportunity to become weary
Hebrews 12:3 – For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.
I love the fact that Christ is self-revealing and not self-concealing. He endured hostility from sinners against Himself. Among the most difficult to overcome are those feelings we have as a result of having been betrayed by family or friends. What do you do when the people you’ve helped turn on you to hurt you, when your sacrifice of time, treasure and talent go unappreciated and scoffed at? That’s tough and if anything could produce weariness in you certainly this could.
Jesus is, without question, God who as a result of His loving compassion and tender mercies robed Himself in flesh. He suffered indignities against Himself so as to bring you and I back to relationship to Him when we caused the break in the first place. Perhaps something has happened in your life that caused you to become tempted to be weary. Maybe you are tired, have received a bad medical diagnosis, suffered some loss or had some other bad things to happen in your life.
The Bible is encouraging us to consider what Jesus went through and find encouragement to get through our ordeal. Life is filled with seasons some of which will be difficult, to say the least. But your season of reaping is just ahead. Don’t quit or give up; you are almost there! Take a moment to think about all the things in your life for which you can be grateful. Know that your God promise to never to leave nor forsake you. He is there right now. Be still and receive His strength to press on and find a way to move forward every day.
Galatians 6:9 (NKJV) – And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.