It had been a long, hard day and by now the toll of it was beginning to show on my face. I tried to hide it but my silence said more than I was willing. I figured if I didn’t say anything, she wouldn’t notice.
Be brave and let’s dare to love one another better. One-anothering is a term I love to use when thinking about the many verses in Scripture that are part of God’s instructions for healthy and vibrant relationships.
Sometimes Christ asks us to go back to that place of failure or the work that seems fruitless. Sometimes Jesus tells us to try again. Some fish will not be caught in the shallows and some lessons cannot be learned in the easy victories of life.
How do we find encouragement when we’ve worked hard and our nets are empty? We’ve all had a day like this. Maybe your whole week has been like this and you’re tired of it. Sometimes the weariness goes deeper when you’ve cast months or years of effort into something, hoping to pull in the catch of your dreams.
At the end of the day are you muttering, “All this work for nothing? What’s the point?”