Let Us Pray

Disappointed, But Not Deterred!

Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” – 1 Corinthians 15:58

The Scriptures never shirk the reality that although the Christian life is full of joy and happiness, it is also composed of many setbacks, disappointments, and difficulties of all kinds.

The pro-life movement in our Commonwealth experienced great disappointment yesterday on Election Day due to the fact that Amendment 2, the Yes for Life Amendment, ultimately did not pass.

The lack of results concerning this pro-life measure undoubtedly brings with it a sense of discouragement. Although this is the case, it is important to remember the Apostle Paul’s charge to the believers in Corinth, specifically in 1 Cor. 15:58. Paul reminded the church in Corinth that no matter the setbacks they face, they are to “fully” give themselves to the work of the Lord, knowing that their “labor is not in vain.”

Although not apparent now to our finite human minds, with the disappointment of Amendment 2 not passing, our work for the Lord is not in vain and has accomplished much from an eternal perspective. This is why Paul charges us to remain steadfast and to let nothing move us as we press on in our work for the Lord.

We must not be deterred by this disappointment but remain resolute in standing strong for Christ as much work remains to protect life in the Commonwealth. Let us remember that our work for the Lord is never in vain from an eternal perspective even when our labor does not produce the temporal results that we are seeking.

Father, thank You for the privilege we have in this free country to earnestly work to influence our state to protect human life. Lord, help us to keep an eternal perspective knowing that our Labor for You is never in vain. Father, empower us to give ourselves fully to Your work and to never stop defending and protecting human life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.