God's Word does not return void. Can you point to ways in which God's Word has been powerful in your life?
Everything but God will fail us ultimately (whether spouse, money, health, or anything else). Where do you find joy?
Often, we see the law as a burden and don't like the way it convicts us. In Nehemiah, however, we are told to find joy in the law because, "the joy of the LORD is your strength."
The Word is born, in the flesh. Heaven and earth are united in a tiny infant in a manger, and the world will never be the same.