Faint Not

Galatians 6:9. “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”

My job may seem like a walk in the park to some people.  I don’t work hard physically.  I have a nice office, comfortable and attractive.  I work with pleasant people, other therapists who  have the same heart that I do.

So then, why do I come home on Tuesday nights completely drained and ready to fall apart?

Because I am physically, emotionally, spiritually and mentally weary.  Listening all day to people who are grappling with giants in their lives is exhausting. The work I do makes me keenly aware of how we’ve turned away from God’s Word, from purity and morality and just decency. There are times when I really don’t think I can get up on Wednesday morning and go do it all over again.

And then there is a victory.  Or one of my coworkers has a heartwarming success. Or one of my clients sends me a note thanking me for all the help I’ve given them. So I go on.

I go on because at some point I get to reap the rewards of pouring my heart and soul into someone who is suffering, offering that person God’s promises and His love. Now and then I get to lead someone to the Lord.

If we don’t quit, don’t give up, keep on pressing toward the mark of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus, we will reap the reward of our labors.

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