What to Do When We Get Tired of Trying

Trying. The word itself speaks struggle. The drawn out Y-sound in try that simple says, why. I know God wants me to keep trying. I do. But sometimes life feels like a bunch of striving and never reaching, a lot of pressing but never resting.

Sometimes we feel like what we are doing isn’t bearing any fruit.

When the desire to try starts to fade, these are the thoughts that come to mind…

I’ve tried before, but failed.

I’ve thought I heard God, but question it.

I’ve become exhausted, and wanted to give up.

Have any of these come to your mind as well? In times like these God’s perfect words bring hope to our weary bodies. And it’s through those words God ushers in with His amazing grace…

reminding us to try again.

reminding us His love isn’t based on our works.

reminding us the fruit doesn’t always grow when we are there to see it.

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9 NIV

So we keep trying and we don’t give up. Because if we don’t grow weary in doing good, the harvest will come. Instead of always reaching for what may happen tomorrow, or the next day, or the next, we can enjoy the here and now.

Photo courtesy of Alex Johnson

It is in the blessed opportunities of today that we discover the joy in doing good.