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Weary in Well Doing

Spiritual Depression

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)

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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, Dr. Lloyd-Jones 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.

Additional Scripture Translations

Galatians 6:9, New American Standard Bible

9Let’s not become discouraged in doing good, for in due time we will reap, if we do not become weary.

Galatians 6:9, King James Version

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

About Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.