“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
Everywhere a person looks there are things that have occurred that are not seen. Look at a business that looks very clean. Usually the cleaning occurs at night, afterhours. The work being done shows greatly, but the one who did it is not seen. If the work was not done, everyone would very quickly notice.
This same type of work occurs in the church. There are things done behind the scenes. The book work for the records, the cleaning, the sermon preparation, the building maintenance, the worship practice, and many other things. Many of the people who do these things are unseen by the general church. Very few people will give thanks to them for their work.
Along with this, outside the church, there are believers who are doing little things for God all the time. The helping mow an elderly person’s yard, providing a meal for a family in need, paying someone’s bills, giving an encouraging word to someone, praying with someone, and many other things.
All of these things are often done in ways that seem unseen and ungrateful. Yet, God sees all of these things. He is also keeping a list of everything thing that is being done.
You may be one of these people doing something that does not seem to be accounted for. You may feel like no one is grateful for all the hard work you are doing behind the scenes. Yet, God sees all your work. He will not forget what you have done for Him.
There will come a day when God will reward you openly for all that you have done in secret. Do not become discouraged and give up. Keep working for the Lord, even when it seems like it is unseen.
God has promised great rewards for those who are doing His work. Those rewards may come in this life, or in life eternal, but they will come. Trust God and rely on Him to give you the strength to keep working for Him.
I pray today that God will strengthen you as you do His work; that God will reveal some of the rewards He has for you; that God will reveal to you ways to love and help others around you; and that God will provide abundantly for all of your needs as you pour into others.