Ed M.’s devotional today hit me square between the eyes, using Isaiah 49.4 as his main text.
Labor of the saints. Discouragement is common among the devout. It is not their effort which exhausts them. It is the frustration that nothing seems to come of it. Yet happy are those who never quit. Lesser troubles are forgotten in the face of vaster undertakings. Let the flagging messenger look beyond his disheartening past, Deuteronomy 1:12; Joshua 8:1.
Focus question: How important are results to you? Or immediate praise of what you do?