How to Stave off Weariness // Galatians 6:9

If you have a case of the Mondays, today’s verse might just be for you! I want to share all of verse 9 and add v.10 for some richer context: “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” The Bible uses the word, weary, to describe both a physical and emotional fatigue. The two together present a tiredness that can’t be recovered with a nap or even a weeklong vacation. One of the answers to this kind of exhaustion is found in our recent discussion on Sabbath — the kind of rest that is active where we seek reconnection with that which is most important. This is why we see the Apostle Paul instruct us to keep doing good and maintain our connection to God’s family. So, if you find yourself growing weary, make sure you are following the biblical prescription for recovery…establish a rhythm of rest; (re)connect with God, family, and creation; then seek to do good and allow that outpouring of grace provide God the opportunity to refill you with His holy limitless energy.