Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Little Thought #2: Hanging in for Harvest


And let us not grow weary of doing good,
for in due season we will reap,
if we do not give up.
-Galatians 6:9

Don't give up. Keep going. Don't give up.

Especially when it's hard. Especially during dry spells. Especially in times of mourning. Especially during times of testing... times of learning... times of questioning.

Find your faith. Put it in your pocket. Remind yourself you have it. Remind yourself it's real. Pull it out when you need to; examine it. Patch it up when it's battered. Ask for more when it's not enough. Then take it and keep going.

What we're doing today matters. Because in due season - tomorrow, next year, eternity- there will be a harvest. Good or bad, there will be a harvest. There will be bounty. Where there were hard times, there will be triumph. Where there was lack, there will be plenty. Where there was sorrow, there will be joy. Where there was weariness, there will be rest.

The harvest is coming. Can't you feel Him stirring even now? Don't you see Him getting His sickle ready?

Don't give up. I'll hang in here with you until then. -Brin

(Update: There's more from me on this - click Comments below to read. :)

21 comments:

Susan said...

Hi Brin, Perhaps it would help you to share more of what's happening (or not happening) in your life at the moment. I'm not a Christian but I do believe in the wonder of this incredible world and after all is said and done I do have faith in all that is good. I've learned along my own very bumpy, fearful and often sad road that you just don't know what goodness lies just up ahead, around the next bend in life. Today is just one day. We (the royal we) would love to listen, to comment and to try and help comfort & soothe.

all the best, Susan & les Gang

Tara said...

Whew! I needed that today.
Gentle reminder...

hugs,
tara

Brin said...

Susan,

Thanks for your concern! :) My life right now is exciting... on warp speed... a little overwhelming... and mostly fun. And if I spelled it out, no one would believe me. ;) (Which is why I'm not posting often lately....)

You should know that I often write posts because I feel led to... or I know a friend is going through something or someone could use some encouragement. Today was such a post. It was for someone named Jenny.

Jenny - wherever and whoever you are, know you're on God's heart and mine. ;)

Brin

Meredith said...

well I hope it helped Jenny. It was just right for me.

rachel said...

Brin, what a wonderful post. Thankyou for sharing. (and God bless Jenny!) xx

Vee said...

I'm still waiting for your devotional. But you know that, right? Wonderfully encouraging piece, Brin, thank you.

Adrienne said...

Thank you for this post. A great reminder - just what I needed!
~Adrienne~

Susan said...

Well that is fantastic news - and I do hope Jenny reads my comment because "good things come" for those who don't give up - I can guarantee it !

Sarah said...

Thanks for the encouraging words. Sometimes I forget that His victory is already won, and that we get to partake in it.

~ Sara ~ said...

Thank you for the reminder... I needed it yesterday, today, tomorrow and after that. Doubt seems to try and creep in at every turn, but deep in my heart I know things will be OK... how? I don't know...

wanderingbtrfly said...

thank you

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I hope your words comfort Jenny as they always do me! Thanks Brin for sharing, your a angel on earth!

Am's Crazy World said...

Thanks, B. I needed that today. I will add Jenny to my prayer list. Just so you know, I have been led to pray for you lately. YOu have been on my heart and my mind. I hope all is well. Love you, Sis.

Amber

jennymarie1981 said...

I'm broken.
In the middle of a dry season right now, with multiple heartaches and physical complications. But the brokenness I'm talking about comes with the knowledge that I am not forgotten. And His eye is on me and He counts my tears.
And God is not unfair.
Thanks for listening.
Jenny

Brin said...

Thanks, y'all.

Jenny- God told me you'd show up here! You had my prayers yesterday and still have them today. How great the Father's attentive love is toward you... even now. So much so that he put your name on a stranger's heart to pray and write for you. :) I understand being overwhelmed and broken by God's mercy. I'm there even now. Take heart! -Brin

Gina said...

Brin, I've reading your messy, thrilling life for 4 years. I don't have a blog of my own, but you and I are sisters! Sister, you speak my language. Your interests are my interests....your loves are my loves...I am a Hebrew nut! Anything Jewish is for me. My question is can I copy your inspirational "Hanging in for Harvest"? I would love to put it on my Facebook page. Is that allowed? Thank God for your obediance. You are doing a great job! Maranatha!

Brin said...

Gina- I love meeting "sisters"....we're getting fewer and farther between it seems! (Sometimes.) By all means, copy and post away!

Maranatha!
(PS - do you ever listen to Ben Woodward's song by that name? I do almost everyday. It's on iTunes...)

Kathie Truitt said...

JennyMarie1981 - I want you to know I just lifted you up in prayer. My best to you, sweetheart! ((hugs))

Immigrant Daughter said...

Brin I did post a comment and must have gotten lost. Beautiful post and Uplifting

myletterstoemily said...

i just loved your image and thoughts.
not giving up!

Bev said...

Thank you Brin...and like Jeny, I needed this today..and for several of my recent yesterdays. Again today depression enfolds like a blanket and I wonder whose life I have stepped into, because there is no familiar ground here. I am not a total stragner this time around I have been here once before...and in that season I learned "weary". This season I will once again hold on to my faith...put it in my pocket and remind myself often that it is real. I will examine it, and patch it up, ask for more...and yes, take it up and keep going....Thank you, you don't even know how much this has touched my breaking heart.
You are a treasure:)