“Don’t grow weary of doing good…”
“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial…”
“Let us run with perseverance…”
Steadfast. Persevere. Endurance. Fight the good fight.
Sometimes I don’t want to persevere. I’m ready to be struggle free. If I’m being honest, there are times I am weary of doing good.
But God. God gives strength to the weary. He knew we would grow weary. And I think sometimes we are looking for that perfect “fix” that will make life perfectly amazing every single day. There will a day, though. There will be a day with no pain, no tears, no death, no broken relationships, no hurt feelings, no cancer.
Maybe it’s not my job to find keep finding fixes. Maybe it’s not my job to make things right all the time. Maybe it’s my job to trust. Maybe it’s my job to choose to believe in the Coming Day. Maybe my job is to remind my heart that Jesus is the source of my worth and not the opinions of others. Maybe my job is to preach the gospel to my own heart: that JESUS IS THE FIX.
So for today I am choosing a smoothie even though I’d rather have fast food. Tomorrow I will go exercise even though there are a million other ways I would rather spend that time. I will grab my oils instead of the bowl of ice cream. I will cling to the promises of Jesus and lean not on my own understanding.
Come, thou long expected Jesus, born to SET THY PEOPLE FREE; from our fears and sins release us, let us find our rest in Thee.