“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. …Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.”Isaiah 40:29, 31
If you’ve been a caregiver of any kind, you know how utterly exhausting it can be, even when the one you’re caring for is a loved one. Robertson McQuilkin, the former president of Columbia Bible College, resigned from his position in 1990 to care for his wife Muriel as she slipped into dementia. His journey began by helping her with all the little things she’d forget. But before long, he needed to tend to every basic need she had. Eventually, she no longer could speak or even recognize him as her husband. Though not denying growing weary, his writings reflect the faithfulness of the Lord to renew his strength. And through that faithfulness, McQuilkin could say, “She is such a delight to me. I don’t have to care for her; I get to.”
Paul exhorts the believers in Galatia to not become weary in doing good, especially when it involves those in the family of God. He says that a harvest of righteousness will come in due time. As you care for others, look to Jesus and thank Him that He never grows weary in caring for you.
“Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” (Matthew 11:29)