Seems I just can’t stop thinking about how God never abandons us. That’s what my last entry was about, and as I perused the Scriptures for a verse that might inspire tonite’s entry, I was caught by this verse in Philipians:
And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.
Philippians 1:6 NLT
Two things struck me here – one that God has begun a good work in you and in me. That’s encouraging. Some days it might feel like not much has happened. You got up, went to work, ate when you were hungry, made your way back home and will head to bed soon. But what actually happened? Where was God in all of that?
Sometimes it will be hard to feel as though God were there. But the Scripture tells us that God has begun a good work in us. Even when it might not be obvious. Even when we might not feel like it.
The second thing is that God is not going to give up working that good work in us until it is finally finished when Jesus comes back. So if you are still drawing breath, if life is continuing as normal, then God is still working on you and in you.
Sometimes, I need an encouragement like that. Especially when Lent has been going on for a long time and things seem a little flat-line-ish.
This Lent, may you know that God is working a good work in you. And that he will not stop. Not until it is finally finished, when Jesus comes again.