THE GRACE OF GOD!
"But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me." 1Corinthians 15:10
IN JESUS TODAY!
Hmm, it all worth it? This is the sentiment of some after a number of years in the ministry. Some have reflected on some old-time phrases to explain their thoughts, phrases such as, "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush." This phrase kind of goes along with, "I'll believe it when I see it!" Both of these phrases are a reflection of the condition of faith an individual has.
Let us all remember,
“Without faith it is impossible to please God.” Hebrews 11:6
There are some better phrases that we can use to explain some situations, such as, "A living Dog is better than a dead lion." Ecclesiastes 9:4 and, "While there is breath there is hope." "The cup is half full and not half empty!"
THE POINT IS…
Hope is a must have, without hope there is despair. It's all in how we look at things. Is it worth it? Yes, absolutely! What you are doing to help others and to help Jesus has a great reward!
"In all labor there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury." Proverbs 14:23
Nothing is gained for those that turn away unless they see something gained in their hands. Many times you won't see anything for some time. Don't lose hope, keep the faith, continue the work, knowing that all labor has a profit!
CONSIDER THE REWARDS OF HARD WORK AND OF TRUSTING IN GOD’S GRACE!