When we are weary

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What is Weary? Well, one definition is to be out of strength (physical). Others are to be out of energy or feel weakness.  

The “Bible” talks about weary in the “Book of Galatians 6-9” and it says that “Let us not become weary in doing good.”  

And this “Good” is helping tackle the “Hard” stuff – such as the Homeless “Soul.”  

I myself “Think” weak means to rest and thereby stay alert and not be Weary. Once again, when it comes to donations given as receiving a donation and “Helping” bring “Homelessness” to an end.  

The “Bible” talks about “Best” in the Book of Exodus, which is the fourth one and it says, “That we must remember the Sabbath Day and keep it as Holy and Best” and this approach will avoid “Weariness.”  

“I know the road seems long, but I encourage you all to hold on.” Once again, when it comes down to giving or receiving donations, it is helping bring Homelessness to an end. Amen.  

The “Bible” talks about weariness again, in the “Book of Matthew 11:28-30” and this passage says “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden with ‘sin’ and I will give you rest; Take my yoke upon you and lean on me, for I am meek and lowly in heart and ye shall find rest unto your souls; for my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”  

Please, in the name of “Jesus Christ” pay attention and stay alert when weariness comes up you, so when you and I receive or give a donation, large or small, you know to use it to “Bring homelessness to an end.”   

Sometimes trying to do the right thing can be exhausting. Such as when you have a goal of trying to bring homelessness to an end.   

We may wonder, does my well-intentioned word and action make any difference at all? I wondered this recently when I sent a prayerful thought out and an email to a friend, meant to encourage him and then it was met with an angry response. My immediate reaction was a mixture of hurt and anger. How could I be so misunderstood? 

So, before I responded in anger, I remembered that responding in kind would not produce the response I wanted to elicit from him, I needed to see the results I needed so I could respond on a positive ‘note’. This is especially true when we are telling someone about how Jesus wishes us to respond to anger and how He loves them.  

When we do good things for others, hoping to draw others to Him, they may spurn us because they do not understand our approach. Our gentle efforts to prompt someone to ‘right’ action may be ignored or worse, responded to in anger or some other negative way.  

“Galatians” is a “Good” place to turn when we are discouraged by someone’s response to our sincere efforts. Here the Apostle Paul encourages us to consider our motives in making the effort in the first place, to test our action for what we say and do.  

When we have done this, Paul further encourages us to persevere. Let us not become weary by the other persons response, because we tried to do good. For at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do no give up.  

Therefore, as we have the opportunity, let us do good to all people.  

God wants us to continue for Him, which includes praying for and telling others about Him doing good. He will see to the results.  

Dear God, thank you for the encouragement we receive from Your Word. Help us to persevere in doing good.  

We can leave the results of our lives in God’s hands.  

What goes “Up” must come “Down.” For when praise goes up, blessings must come down from Heaven.  

As I close, once again,  

“Nowadays everybody wants to be in control, wants to be a leader, but merely follows. There is no direction to follow and way too much pride. All they have to do is ‘Bow Down’ and ask the Lord to be their guide. In ‘Proverbs 3:5-6,’ God said trust in the ‘Lord’ with all thine heart and lean not unto thin own understanding. In all thy way acknowledge Him and He shall direct they path.”  

“Nowadays” everyone is talking about going “Hard” but no one is talking about “God”!  

As I close, the Bible says once again, in Galatians 6:9: “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” 

Amen! Be blessed. 

Rev. John Littlejohn is an artist and vendor. 

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