The work that you are doing is good.
It is needed.
It is indispensable.
In a world that contains both billionaires and the penniless, God’s justice is needed.
Your work is needed.
For the sake of the world, don’t stop.
For the sake of the houseless among you, don’t stop.
For the hard hearts in your community that need softening, don’t stop.
For the people among you who need to see that houseless people are not all “drug-addled parasites,” don’t stop.
For the people in your church and in your city who need to see that this type of work is possible, don’t stop.
For the sake of the other churches and community leaders who are quietly watching you to see if this work can be a success, don’t stop.
can make it to the finish line. You might be bleeding and bruised, but the work
can be completed.
It may take years, but it can be done.
It may bleed your church financially, but you can do it.
I was in a therapy appointment a few months into our project when I came to a realization: If we fail, God can still use it for good. Were our project to fail, the whole community would see it. The whole city would notice that our community shut down a little church who was trying to help the houseless, and likely that failure would spur others on to action.
Strangely, that idea kept me going.
Whether or not we were successful, God was going to use it. Therefore, we should keep going.
I’m glad we did.
I hope you keep going as well.