Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will no grow weary and lose heart.
It struck me this morning that too often I read these words quickly and walk away from them assuming I will not grow weary because he has faced the opposition. But then I do grow weary and the day mounts with what can feel like opposition. And all seens futile and given up for a lost cause.
This morning though I sat long enough to be aware of the nudging of the Spirit to attend to the word ‘consider’. It is in setting my heart and mind on all that Christ has done as I journey through the day that I will not grow weary and lose heart. The ups and downs that come through the day will simply be steps along the way, invitations to draw closer to God for mercy and offer up praise of thanksgiving. And in so doing I will not grow weary or lose heart.