Galations 6:9-10 (KJV)
I've never been in the military, nor have I personally seen our armed forces courageously fighting on the battlefield. However, I do come from a family of war veterans and I have seen the debilitating fatigue in their pale ashen eyes.
War is not for the faint of heart, still there are conflicts and battles that we all must face at one time or another. One of God's greatest soldiers of the cross was Paul and near the end of his ministry, he professed that he had "finished my course".
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV).
Paul having fought a good fight, had finished the work that God had called him to do. He was a soldier that had completed his tenure, his term of duty and he did it by warding off the weariness in well doing!
Paul was one of the greatest soldiers in God's army, now his work was coming to a "glorious" end. The only way to finish our time here on earth is to evade growing weary in well doing!
Nehemiah is an example of a soldier who did not become weary in his well-doing. While he was rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem, Sanballat and Tobiah, the kings of neighboring tribes of people asked him five times to come to meet with them. But, all five times Nehemiah told them that he was not coming off the wall because he was doing a great work and could not come down.
God's Word states: And, I sent messengers unto them saying, I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease, whilst I leave it and come down to you?
Nehemiah 6:3 (KJV)
Most "fallen soldiers" fall while fighting diligently and without end in the work that has been given to them. A good commanding officer will never ignore the needs of a faithful soldier who is doing the work that was assigned to his soldiers.
Our Lord will never overlook the needs of His dependable and devoted soldiers that are doing the work that has been entrusted to him or her.
God's Word states: For I have satiated the weary soul and I have replenished every sorrowful soul. Jeremiah 31:25 (KJV)
We can depend on our "heavenly commandant" to circumvent every endeavor of our enemies that would make us weary with their warfare tactics and instead they will be made weary by God our Commander!
God promises rest and refreshing to His loyal and conscientious soldiers. The word of the Lord spoke to God's people concerning a rest and refreshing to the weary, but they would not hear Him. To whom he said, "this is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear. Isaiah 28:12 (KJV)
We see another example, in Job 3:17 (KJV): There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest. There is a time of rest and refreshing that God affords His soldiers and He will never overlook the commitments or the needs of the loyal soldier!
Listen and hear the Word of the Lord, "Be not weary in well-doing but rest and be refreshed! Our God will reward faithfulness to the work of the kingdom, if we stay focused on our own personal mission and be ardent and passionate in our prayers!
When we belong to Christ, the enemy never has the final word over our lives. We are secure in God's hands! Press on friends, courageous and free, never to be held back by fear or defeat. The battle belongs to the Lord and He has the final victory...