Do not despise these small beginnings, for the LORD rejoices to see the work begin...
Zechariah 4:10 NLT
On challenging days, these words of Ezra Taft Benson can give all of us a lot of comfort.
"We must not lose hope. Hope is an anchor to the souls of men. Satan would have us cast away that anchor. In this way he can bring discouragement and surrender. The Lord is pleased with every effort, even the tiny daily ones in which we strive to be more like Him. Though we may see that we have far to go on the road to perfection, we must not give up hope."
"A Mighty Change of Heart," address prepared [but not delivered] 1986. Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, p.398