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.
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 (NKJV)
I love the Amplified version: “And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint”.
Of course that verse isn’t talking about Friday mornings, and I’m pretty sure that it’s not equating spiritual 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 will 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 morning after a long and difficult week, your due season may be just around the corner.
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 15:8
But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary in doing good. 2 Thessalonians 3:13
Then I will give you rain in its season, the land shall yield its produce, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. Leviticus 26:4
The eyes of all look expectantly to You, and You give them their food in due season. Psalm 145:15
(adapted from a post originally published in 2010 – I guess Fridays never change!)