We don't really have any reason to stop doing his work. Hindi pwedeng saka na, hindi pwedeng mamaya na. Dapat ngayon na. Bakit? Because grace is available to us. Joy is waiting for us at the end. When we do his work to the end, we get the joy, God gets the glory. Forever.
Our hope is in God who is sovereign overall and can change the heart of anyone to be obedient to his word and to fullfill his redemptive purposes. If he can do this with King Cyrus, he can do this with anyone.
The more sufferings we have, sapat na excuse ba yun for us to spend less time in the Word and prayer, para mabawasan ang commitment natin sa Panginoon? No, hangga't nadaragdagan pa nga ang mga sufferings natin, nadaragdagan din ang reasons na meron tayo - the more we need God, the more we need to pray, the more we need to listen to his Word.