Stay Faithful When You Get Discouraged

A post I read called “Do Not Grow Weary In Doing Good” reminded me that exhaustion and discouragement are universal human emotions that we are all bound to feel at some point in our lives. It made me realize that even the most dedicated and committed follower of Christ can get weary in their service to God. Take for example David, Job, Jeremiah, and even Jesus–all of them are great servants of God, but they have all experienced feeling a little down-hearted and exhausted of doing the Lord’s work for them.

Even the great evangelist Paul the Apostle knew that any worker in the Lord’s kingdom can get weary, that is why he had these words of encouragement in Galatians 6:9: “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”

To feel tired and discouraged is normal. However, we should not allow ourselves to be consumed by our weariness and drift away from God. Remember that it is okay to take a rest; in fact, God himself offers rest. As he said in Matthew 11:28, “Come unto me, all you who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”