And let us not grow weary while doing good,
for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
The Bible instructs us to not get weary, but that is one of the most difficult challenges of the Word of God. I feel weary and a little discouraged right now. Not because things are going bad, but just because even doing God's will becomes difficult and taxing. So when I read a verse that tells me to not be weary, I get more discouraged, because I think that I am failing God in some way. However, I really dug into this word "weary". I found out that it did not mean what I was interpreting it to mean. It literally means to not let the evil of discouragement so overtake you that you give up and quit. That makes a lot of sense if you think about it. Did Jesus ever get discouraged? With that group of disciples you bet He did. Did Paul ever get weary on his journeys? A cruel beating followed by a rat infested prison would cause anyone to lose heart. Did Peter ever feel like giving up? That is an easy one. How do you think he felt as he bitterly wept after denying Christ? When I stop and think about it, I am in pretty good company. I may feel a little discouraged today, but I am not going to allow it to make me give up and quit. My eyes are on the author and finisher Jesus Christ. As long as He is holding me up, I'll keep standing for His glory!