As everyone has received a gift, even so serve one another with it, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
— 1 Peter 4:10, MEV
It takes courage to face an unpromising situation and to declare, with hands uplifted to heaven: “We will not fail nor become discouraged.”
Move forward courageously, assured that the Lord will be with those who love and serve Him. He will work in behalf of His covenant-keeping people. He will not suffer them to become a reproach. He will purify all who yield themselves to Him, and will make them a praise in the earth. Nothing else in this world is so dear to God as His church. He will work with mighty power through humble, faithful men. Christ is saying to you today: “I am with you, co-operating with your faithful, trusting efforts, and giving you precious victories. I will strengthen you as you sanctify yourselves to My service. I will give you success in your efforts to arouse souls dead in trespasses and sins.”
Remember that prayer is the source of your strength. A worker cannot gain success while he hurries through his prayers and...does not take time to think, to pray, to wait upon the Lord for a renewal of physical and spiritual strength.
As you work for the Master you will feel pressure for want of means, but the Lord will hear and answer your petitions for help. Let your language be: “The Lord God will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.” Isaiah 50:7.
If they refuse to fail or be discouraged they will see the clouds breaking away and the promise of deliverance fulfilling. Through the mist with which Satan has surrounded them, they will see the shining of the bright beams of the Sun of Righteousness.
Work in faith, and leave results with God. Pray in faith, and the mystery of His providence will bring its answer. At times it may seem that you cannot succeed. But work and believe, putting into your efforts faith, hope, and courage. After doing what you can, wait for the Lord, declaring His faithfulness, and He will bring His word to pass. Wait, not in fretful anxiety, but in undaunted faith and unshaken trust.
— Testimonies for the Church Volume 7, p.242-245
Take courage when facing an unpromising situation, declare with hands uplifted to heaven, “I will not fail nor become discouraged.”
Take the time to think, to pray and to wait on the Lord for a renewal of physical and spiritual strength.
Let your language be, “The Lord God will help me; therefore I will not be confounded: I have set my face like a flint and I know that I shall not be ashamed.”
Refuse to be discouraged. Pray in faith and wait on the Lord declaring His faithfulness in undaunted faith and unshaken trust.