Galatians 6: 9 And let us not be weary in well doing, for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Weariness is something every believer faces from time to time in various areas of their life. When weariness sets in, we begin to feel faint and without the same strength, vigor, enthusiasm, courage or hope we once had. Our love for God hasn’t changed, but the drive, excitement and strong inner desire isn’t there. We can be fight¬ing it, but sometimes we feel like “just quitting,” or “what’s the use” or “I just don’t care anymore.” Webster’s dictionary defines weariness as – to be weary or tired; worn out; fatigued; to be without further liking, patience, tolerance, zeal, etc.; to feel drained of strength; suggests being depleted of energy or interest as to make one unable or unwilling to continue.
When we are weary, there’s always a cause. Sometimes we don’t examine why we feel the way we do and, therefore, are never able to discover the problem. Half the battle in winning over weariness is in getting it out into the open. Here’s a list for self examination.
We can be weary from:
1. Being in a battle (battle fatigued) 2 Samuel 23: 9,10.
2. The opposition of sinners and struggling against sin Hebrews 12:3,4.
3. The correction of the Lord Hebrews 12:5. .
4. Offering the Lord less than our best Malachi 1:13,14.
5. Delayed fulfillment of expectations Proverbs 13:12.
6. Suffering the loss of something or someone close to our heart 1 Samuel 30:1 8.
7. Our children’s decisions or possible decision Genesis 27:46.
8. Suppressing what the Lord is working in our heart Jeremiah 20:9 .
9. Being a “do it yourselfer” Exodus 18:18.
10. Working for a living 2 Thessalonians 3:13.
11. Well doing or doing the right things Galatians 6:9.
The answer to all weariness is from Isaiah 40:28 -31, “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. 29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. 30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: 31 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.”