Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. NIV
So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. NLT
My garden has sprung to life, weeds and all. Gardening teaches us a lot about the right and proper season. It is virtually impossible to imitate the lushness of spring and summer in the winter, no matter how one tries. One still works in one’s garden, of course, but mainly tending to the health of plants, or starting seeds indoors for the spring.
Then everything comes to life around May.
So while gardens are better for steady work through the year, it is also good to wait for the appointed time of growth and harvest.
So too with our prayers, dreams and desires. Work steadily, sow, sow, and sow, but wait for God’s proper and appointed time to reap your reward.