Weariness is the Enemy of Endurance

When we get weary we lose heart. When we lose heart are passion is gone, our emotional energy is gone, our desire is gone, our vision is gone, and we quit.

Hebrews 12:1-3 let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus. . .so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

Galatians 6:9 Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.

2 Thessalonians 3:13 But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary of doing good.

The weariness being talked about here is not caused by physical work and physical tiredness, it is caused by discouragement, despair, fear, trials, pain, failure, and emotional exhaustion. In the Hebrews passage the believers were suffering from great persecution for their faith.

In Hebrews 12:1-3 there are six suggestions given to prevent weariness. One of them mentioned in several other passages in the context of trials is to “rejoice always,”, especially amid problems and hard times, and not allow ourselves to fall into self-pity. Self-pity will suck all of our inner strength right out of us, and leave us weary.

It is tough rejoicing in hard times, but if we want to run the race before us with endurance, we have to develop the discipline of rejoicing when we don’t feel like it. To rejoice is not acting like we are enjoying our experience or having a good time when we are miserable in our pain; it is saying to God, “I don’t understand, but I trust You, thank You for loving me, causing all things to work together for my good in my life, giving me the strength to endure, and molding me into the image of Jesus. I love You.”

4 thoughts on “Weariness is the Enemy of Endurance

  1. tuemuns

    Pastor Dee,
    Great entry.I had surgery monday morning.Dr could not stop bleeding,so i spent a day and a half in ICU .Got home last night.A lot of the verses”s you mentioned really helped me today
    Thanks pastor Dee
    be humble
    Be kind
    pray often
    love ya Dee


  2. Ron Laughlin

    Thanks Dee.. I am finding at the ripe ole age of 82, that my mental and physical health is directly connected to the amount of “quality” time I spend in both time in worship (singing along with praise leaders on line) and
    time meditating on Scripture and journaling what that ,means to me
    in my present circumstances.



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