But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary in doing good.
II Thessalonians 3:13
At some point in our life we may find ourselves faced with a difficulty that will test our patience. It is during these moments that we may be tempted to give up on doing what is good and what is right. Today’s verse serves as a word of encouragement to keep striving for righteousness, even in the face of adversity.
When we made the decision to receive Christ as our Lord and Savior, we were called to live a life that reflects His love, compassion, and righteousness. We are commanded to do what is good all the time, not just when it is convenient or easy.
In our efforts to do good, we may encounter resistance or experience discouragement. We might face criticism or indifference from those around us. We might grow tired, but it is precisely in these moments that we must remember the words of Paul.
God’s strength is made perfect in our weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9), and He promises to be with us every step of the way (Matthew 28:20). When we feel like giving up, we can find strength through prayer and seeking divine power to sustain us.
Remember that your labor is never in vain (1 Corinthians 15:58). Every act of goodness and kindness you do, no matter how small, has the potential to make a significant impact in someone else’s life. Your words can encourage, your kindness can comfort, and your righteousness can provide hope.
Never grow tired of doing what is good and what is right. God sees and rewards the good works done in His name.
Lord, empower me to keep doing Your will. Help me to not grow tired and discouraged, but fill me with joy everlasting. When I feel like giving up, help me to know that someone needs to see who You are through me.