It is faith that enlivens our work with perpetual cheerfulness. It commits every part of it to God, in the hope, that even mistakes shall be overruled for his glory; and thus relieves us from an oppressive anxiety, often attendant upon a deep sense of our responsibility. The shortest way to peace will be found in casting ourselves upon God for daily pardon of deficiencies and supplies of grace, without looking too eagerly for present fruit…
Unbelief looks at the difficulty. Faith regards the promise. Unbelief makes our work a service of bondage. Faith realizes it as a ‘labour of love.’ Unbelief drags on in sullen despondency. Faith makes the patience, with which it is content to wait for success. As every difficulty is the fruit of unbelief; so will they all ultimately be overcome by the perseverance of faith.
– Charles Bridges