Monday, September 14, 2015

BE NOT WEARY...


I told you the funny story here of how my dad played word games with us as kids to help us stay interested and to learn the scriptures.

One of my least favorites verses growing up was...

"Be not weary in well doing, for in due season you shall reap, if you faint not."

The 2 parts I struggled with were...

"In due season"

and

"If you faint not."

I remember many times when dad would say:

"Be not weary"...  and I knew all the rest by heart. He was reminding me of the truth of the verse with just those 3 words, and I kind of inwardly groaned, knowing the rest of it already.

"In due season" meant then, as it still does today... in God's time. It means to keep moving, one step at a time, even when there is no visible sign that what we are weary of is about to end.

"If you faint not" takes it a step further... keep trusting and going about our daily lives, and God will answer in his time and way... if we don't quit! We will reap if we don't give up. So often it is almost overwhelming NOT to give up hope when we are waiting for God's answers. It's as though we think there might be another choice. 

When the rubber meets the road... we are to stand, and God will meet the need we are so weary of asking him about... if we don't give up hope. I have also found that he has met my needs even when it has been a very weak trust on my part, at best. 

It's a call to remember that God is alive and well, and our instruction is to keep trusting and knowing that his solution is coming... to STAND firm on God's promises which we already know from past experiences, are worthy of our faith.

I have probably been reminded of that verse 100's if not 1000's of times through the years. I only need to say those 3 words... "Be not weary"... and I already am standing straighter and taller in my faith.

Why? Because I know that the solutions are coming, that his promises are true, and that a lifetime of experiences have proven this truth to me, many times over.

So now, many years later, I still may have an inward groan when I am 'weary' of waiting, but I know with certainty that the 'due season' is coming, and that I will not quit!



13 comments:

manthano said...

THANKS. It seems that in the last few years there are a lot
more "weary" days. You know. You just want to sleep until
every thing is right again. Thanks for the encouragement.

Farm Girl said...

Yep, me too. The waiting part. :) I always think the same thing when I am weary. This was a great reminder too.

Lea said...

Well, Sonja, this is exactly what i needed right now. Such an inspiring post! Blessings for a wonderful week!

Sassy Granny ... said...

What a wonderful heritage! I know I can often still hear my mother so I know how powerful are a parent's words; and none more so than when they utter God's own word. And what an enemy is weariness! It's a thief of joy and a threat to faith. What a good post for all seasons.



Vee said...

Oh me! It would be my nature to wad it (whatever it is) into a ball and chuck it into a far corner, If I had the strength, which I seldom do these days. "Not my will, but Thine be done." Think of all those extra daddy prayers you received because your dad knew your little self was feeling discouraged. Very cool.

Janette Wright said...

Good, good word and very timely. I am thankful He will also build our faith when it is weak. Thanks, I keep thinking, well if I wasn't so tired. Great word.

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

"A call to remember God is alive and well".... Love this sweet thought ...

Debbie said...

You'll never know how much I needed this reminder tonight. I think you might have written this just for me...I am growing soo very weary of a couple of situations in our lives right now, and yet I know deep in my soul that He's got this. I can't give up or lose hope. Just keep on keeping on....I am going to think of this verse now as I feel myself saying, I am just soo weary.
Thank you for this!

Saleslady371 said...

Your message is truth but what I noticed about it is that you talk about waiting and I interpreted it not necessarily waiting for how I perceive to happen, but waiting for God to answer in his timing and his way. That really spoke to me today.

I always smile big when you write about those memories of the days you grew up in a Godly home with Godly parents. Wish you would share your posts at Hazel Moon's Tell Me A Story. You fit right in!

Love,
Mary

Sharon said...

Oh yes, Sonja! Be not weary...easier said than done. But, I am reminded of the secret of this, as found in Isaiah 40:31 - those who hope, wait, trust in the Lord, they are the ones who will be renewed for the struggle. They are the ones who will be given wings...

GOD BLESS!

Debbie Petras said...

Such a timely reminder! I love when you share lessons you learned from your father Sonja. You are helping today's generation by sharing.

Love you,
Debbie

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