Weary in Well Doing
A Sermon on Galatians 6:9
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. (ESV)
Oh, Christian, have you grown weary of well doing? In your hopelessness and despair, how have you been carrying on? Despite being on a correct path, we have all experienced spiritual depression. Much of this can be attributed to a "middle period" of the Christian life. A time that comes after much growth and momentum, and we struggle to continue despite feeling routine. Listen close as this sermon from Galatians 6:9 outlines some common pitfalls and dangers during this period. Negative voices encouraging us to give up, resigning to the feelings of hopelessness and artificial stimulants to keep us going such as alcohol or drugs provide no lasting hope. If you are feeling like you are just putting one foot in front of the other, The Doctor encourages us that such feelings are normal! Instead of stalling, look to the Word to discover "Why am I weary? What has caused me to feel this way?" Our energy for serving Christ and growing in maturity is not from our feelings, but from our Savior. Acknowledge that this life is a time of preparation for what is to come and rest in knowing our Lord will rescue and redeem us in due time. In this sermon on Galatians 6:9, Dr. Lloyd-Jones encourages us that our walk will have ups and downs, but we can stand in our faith and not grow weary in doing well.