In Vain?

Romans 5, Isaiah 46-49

Isaiah 49:4 – But I said, “I have labored in vain; I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity; yet surely my right is with the LORD, and my recompense is with my God.”

Lord God, I don’t know how many times I whisper these words at the end of the day when I seemed to hit wall after wall.  I don’t know how often I have wondered these words when I have poured myself out.  It often feels like much of my effort is a spitting into the wind.  But Lord, you called me to work.  At this time.  In this place.  In this calling.  You set me apart like a polished arrow in your quiver for just the right time.  You will bring from my work the fruit that you desire.  More than that you assure me that none of my work is in vain since your Son rose.  No work done for you and your glory is a spitting into the wind.  Help me to give myself fully to your work because you will not let it be for nothing.  Amen.