It was hard to get out of bed this morning. It’s Friday. It’s been a long week, and I’m tired and very much looking forward to a day that does not begin at 5:15am and does not involve waking up unnaturally to the jarring sound of an alarm clock. The word weary came to mind. And as I began my morning routine, a verse about weariness came to mind.
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Galations 6:9
Of course that verse isn’t talking about Friday mornings, and I’m pretty sure that it’s not equating reaping with being able to sleep in on a Saturday. But being weary on a Friday morning can sure have the same feeling as being weary in life. Instead of being just a long week for us, we think about the fact that it’s been a long stretch of hanging on, a long stretch of unanswered prayer, a long stretch of waiting and hoping and believing. We want so much to sink into our “due season” – the time when all things are made right, when answers come, when faith is rewarded.
But we don’t have to wonder if that day is coming. It is. God has promised that to us. Read the verse again. We shall reap – if we don’t lose heart. It doesn’t say, “we might reap”. It doesn’t say “most people reap”. It says we shall reap.
We need to shake off the “Friday-morning-like” weariness and continue to do the things God has called us to do. Don’t lose heart. Don’t let the weariness of life overwhelm you. And like a Saturday, your due season may be just around the corner.