Weariness: reluctance to see or experience anymore of something.

Read: 2 Thessalonians 3:13

Have you ever had that thought? “I’m just done with this. I don’t want to do it anymore.” I know I have.

In the scripture today, Paul wrote to the believers in Thessalonica. In his first letter to them, he spoke about Jesus’ return, emphasizing that it would be soon! Some of the believers took that very literally and quit working. Like, they climbed up a high hill, sat down, looked to the sky and waited. After awhile, they were hungry. Those who continued working were called upon to feed and care for them. It wasn’t a good strategy then; it isn’t a good strategy now.

Paul wrote this letter to tell them to get to work. “If you want to eat, you have to work,” he said. He sensed weariness setting in with the believers who provided for those who refused to work.

Some days, doing good is difficult. Making good choices is difficult. Life feels long. Don’t get me wrong, I love living. But some days, it feels long. This is when I remind myself – DON’T GROW WEARY! Continue to do good, make good choices, keep your eyes on the prize.

Is there something in your life that causes you to feel weary? Are you growing tired? Reluctant to carry on? Take courage, my friend! Reward is just ahead. Father renews your spirit day by day, giving you the strength to take the next step. It feels like a long journey, with no end in sight. But just take the next step, do the next right thing. Trust him for the strength to rise up again.

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