There’s a right way and a wrong way to wait. Our heart will be strengthened if we’re waiting right. Psalm 27:13-14 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: […]
“For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.” Hebrews 12:3
There’s a difference between tired and being weary. Weary means we loosen our hold on doing what God wants us to. Galatians 6:9 (Amplified Bible, Classic Edition) 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 […]
“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Galatians 6:9
“For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread. But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.” (2 Thess 3:10-13)
“Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” (Isa 40:28-31)
The question of weariness came up. King David was weary. He should have been in battle, but he stayed home and got into spiritual trouble. How do we avoid the weariness that comes with the trial, with the conflict, with life? Many in our class have been in the congregation for over 20 years, but over time a weariness can start to creep in.