Daily Devotions

Tired of Doing Good

  Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

—  Galatians 6:9-10

After month upon month of national twists and turns; after lockdowns, work changes, and school schedule shuffles; after family tragedies and personal struggles, most people are tired. Flat out exhausted.

Some would blame the politics; some would blame the unusual convergence of a number of calamities. But whether it's from isolation, confusion, or feeling overwhelmed, chances are, we've all noticed the palpable sense of fatigue in our communities.

Trouble is, we might get tired of doing good. There's the potential for us to hunker down, conserve energy, and wait out the rest of 2020.

If you're feeling like your energy has been sapped, hear some godly encouragement from Paul, "Let us not become weary in doing good..." and why? Because a harvest is coming. Because, as futile or tired as you may feel, the good that believers do has an impact. As Paul says in 1 Corinthians 15, "you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain."

No matter what you find yourself doing, whether it's doing the dishes again or pouring more into a long term project, God has a purpose for it. Whether it's another prayer for fellow Christians or a simple word of encouragement, your work for your brothers and sisters can make a big impact.

Heavenly Father, when we grow weary, help us to find strength in you, that we might joyfully, continually serve you. Amen.