"God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them." Hebrews 6:10
As a woman who has spent all of my adult years in the ministry, I sometimes think about all of the people and places I have poured my life into. To be honest, that's a whole lot of energy.
At times, the human side of me wants to know what I have to show for it. Living far from home as my parents are aging is not fun. Holidays and weekends others are spending with family can be let downs.
Then there are all of the times you put yourself out there for people and they absolutely let you down. One common thread I hear at every ministers wives group, book and lecture is how to deal with hurtful people. I think a big part of this is the fact we minister to hurting people. Hurting people hurt others and who is a safer whipping boy than those who don't fight back?
Do you ever think about these things?
This morning I found this verse in Hebrews and got such a comfort from remembering that God promises He is not unjust. He will not forget my work. He sees the love we have shown even to those who hurt us.
The next verse continues this theme. "We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure."
In other words, we can't quit! We have to keep pouring ourselves out; showing His love to others even when they don't deserve it. We are faithful even to the unfaithful. We work even when others quit.... in today's words: GOD HAS OUR BACK!