And let us not grow weary while doing good,
for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
~ Galatians 6:9 ~
I was heartsick; I was so soul weary that my heart nearly fainted within me. I yearned for all to be made right, but things just kept getting worse. It was a brutal mountain climb, but even as one has to go further up to get perspective, so I climbed on and on. But the climb was not a desolate one; along the way, my heavenly Father encouraged and fortified me with Scriptures and songs.
In the morning, the reminder to not grow weary—to persevere, to keep doing that which was required of me—allowed some peace to enter into my soul.
In the afternoon, through a “Verse of the Day” email, my Father showed up again to encourage me through the same verse, but in the New Living Translation version: So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. “If we don’t give up.” I came close to giving up, but He knew how much I could handle. At the right time came the encouragement and proof that He knew what was going on inside of me and had heard my heart’s cry.
During the watches of the night, clarification of the work being done—brokenness—that restoration and transformation may continue according to His good, pleasing, and perfect will. “He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake” (Psalm 23:3).
Then, from the counsel of a godly sister, God’s presence, and His calmness and peace infused into my being. I came to Him who said, “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28); and He gave me rest.
Heavenly Father, as I sit here and write this, I write with Your peace, “which surpasses all understanding,” guarding my heart and mind “through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7). Thank You for being with me through this experience and for Your peace; in Jesus’ name, amen.
My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast;
I will sing and give praise.
~ (Psalm 57:7) ~