Do you ever find yourself tired…weary? Do you feel at times that you are the only one in the boat, rowing towards the shores of Heaven? I must confess that I do have these feelings from time to time.
I look at folks around me that are in the boat-on their way to Heaven, but they don’t seem to be rowing as hard as I am! I don’t “row” to keep my Salvation, I “row” because Jesus has saved me from an awful fate, and I am forever grateful to Him for being rescued; but I am also tired, and in need of encouragement!
But God’s Word says:
“Let us not be weary in well-doing; for in due season we shall reap, IF we faint not.” -Galatians 6:9
I read this little poem-I don’t even know who wrote it, but it gave me the strength I need, just for today! It says this…
“Don’t stop praying, but have more trust;
Don’t stop praying; for pray we must;
Faith will banish a mount of care…
So don’t stop praying! God answers prayer.” -Unknown
So, for today, I will keep my armor on…hold my sword, and be ready to strike the enemy should he come calling; and, while rowing, however tired I may be, I will look for lost souls upon life’s troubled sea, and be a life boat for those sinking in the waves of despair.