The Power of Yet

As I was praying this morning, the Lord took me to Isaiah 49:3-4 and impressed me to share it with you.

He said to me, “You are my servant, Israel, and you will bring me glory.” I replied, “But my work all seems so useless! I have spent my strength for nothing and to no purpose at all. Yet I leave it all in the Lord’s hand; I will trust God for my reward.”

Some of your tasks and daily duties may, at times, feel simple or insignificant with little or no real impact on the big picture. And there may be moments when you feel like you have exerted a lot of effort to take two steps forward followed by three steps back. This is a prime opportunity for the enemy to whisper calculated words of discouragement intended to plant seeds of frustration, disillusionment or maybe hopelessness. That is where the power of “yet” comes into focus.

We may “feel” as though our efforts do not matter, YET we do the best we can with what we have and leave it in the Lord’s hand.

We may “feel” as though our hard work has gone unnoticed, YET we know God see’s our efforts and will bless accordingly as we leave it in His hands.

Hands

We may “feel” as though much of our work has produced little to no results, YET we leave it in the Lord’s hands and allow Him to take our “two fish and five loaves” and multiple it.

Here is my prayer for you:

So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and steady, always enthusiastic about the Lord’s work, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless. 1 Corinthians 15:58

Steve

 

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