This verse is one of my favorite verses. Have you ever had a verse that popped up all the time and the people around you, or even people you that don’t know you at all, share a verse with you and it’s always the same one and you hear it over and over and over. You are like, “Ok wow, I must really need to hear this verse.” Well that’s me and Galatians 6:9. I come across it and hear it all the time. I have had so many people write it in cards and notes for me. To the point I am wondering, “Do I seem really weary to everyone around me or what?” But I know it has just been God reminding me of this verse over and over.
wea·ry :: adjective, wea·ri·er, wea·ri·est, verb, wea·ried, wea·ry·ing.
1. physically or mentally exhausted by hard work, exertion, strain, etc.; fatigued; tired: weary eyes; a weary brain.
2. characterized by or causing fatigue: a weary journey.
3. impatient or dissatisfied with something (often followed by of ) weary of excuses.
4. characterized by or causing impatience or dissatisfaction; tedious; irksome: a weary wait.
Does any of that sound like how you feel sometimes? Are you growing weary in any area of your life today? Maybe in your finances, your job, with your kids, your marriage, your health, or a relationship?
I am sure we all feel weary in an area of life or maybe even in all areas of your life. A weary journey, a weary brain, weary of excuses, a weary wait … that pretty much sums it up. Just the other day I was cleaning an office which is my 2nd job and a huge blessing to me to have, but this particular day, much like every day, I was feeling so tired physically and growing so weary and just thinking in my head about how overwhelmed I felt, how much stuff I needed to get done and then I heard a quiet whisper, “Don’t grow weary.”
Over the last few months I have heard that whisper a lot. Most recently when dealing with a difficult client at work, and after working a 16 hour day, when I work with my 6 year old who struggles with dyslexia, when my house is a total bomb and I am overwhelmed, when my car has an unexpected mechanical issue that has to be fixed and the list goes on. God reminds me all the time with a sweet quiet whisper, He whispers those three words and I know I can keep going. “Don’t grow weary, Jennifer, Don’t grow weary.” Then I know, I can keep going. That’s all it takes.
See I think God is simple, His promises are simple and his Word is simple. He promises us if we do not grow weary, we WILL reap a harvest. It’s a fact. This is just one of His many promises and one that I need to remind myself of daily. Sometimes I complicate things, and ask God a million questions about things going on my life and most of the time as I ramble on, He’s quiet and his answer is always simple and most of the time, don’t grow weary is His answer. Which means, you don’t need to know right now, just keep going, don’t grow weary.
Written by Jennifer Bellamy