Dental Devotions: Don’t Grow Weary
Over the last few months, there has been one verse of scripture that has been appearing around me. It has appeared exactly when I needed it the most. This verse has been the very Word that I needed to hear from the Lord to face the trial that I was in at that moment. The verse that I have been surrounded by is Galatians 6:9. Galatians 6:9 NASB says, “9 Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.”
For you see, in my office I deal daily with people (patients) who are hurting physically and spiritually. In dealing with people who are hurting, it hurts your heart, as well. I absolutely want the best for my family, friends, staff, and patients. And sometimes, when I go all-in to help people, my flesh screams that “they didn’t even say thank you. They don’t appreciate all that I am trying to do to help them.” Then, the Lord reveals a word of encouragement. He says, “Don’t lose heart, … do not grow weary.”
Wow, God always reveals us just what we need at the exact moment. He is never early and never late. He is on-time, every time. His word says in Colossians 3:23 NASB, 23 “Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men.” Paul tells us that we are not just working for ourselves or our bosses or business owners. We are not just helping others. WE ARE DOING IT FOR THE LORD.
If I can keep my flesh at bay, through the power of the Holy Spirit, and if I just realize these truths in His word; then, I will have peace with Him through Him and peace with those around me.
Last month, we talked about a servant heart. I know that left to myself, I am a selfish, self-serving carnal man. But, the Lord has made all the difference in changing my heart to be more Christ-like. After all, when He went to the cross, He was obedient to the Father. He chose to die for our sins and for the sins of the whole world. So, Jesus did not lose heart and we are to be Christ-like, then who am I to complain. It is all about HIM.