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He Will Finish It

"being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus" Philippians 1:6 

This is probably one of the most powerful Scriptures I've read. In it do we come to understand that our confidence is never in us or should be in us, but in God alone. As imperfect, fallen creatures we are more prone to fall then to rise. There's nothing in us deserving of confidence. Our confidence is in Christ alone. Not only did He seek us out and save us, but He won't give up and will complete the work He began.

If you are a believer then God began a work in you and no matter what, He will finish it. It's all His work and not ours. We did nothing to provoke it and can do nothing to finish it. We were dead in our sins therefore incapable of doing anything. He has done it apart from us for us. His church, His body, all of us, have been built on rock, a solid, sure foundation that cannot be shaken or destroyed. We stand and live on that rock in spite of ourselves because He keeps us standing on that solid foundation.

This good work God began in us is of grace and it will make us good. It is making us like Christ and all things work together for that good whether times are great or you're going through the most painfully difficult time of your life. It's all working under His control that good work He began in us. God is not like us. He finishes what He's begun despite us. If He didn't then He wouldn't be any more worthy of confidence than our own flesh is.

But He has promised to not forsake us, to not give up and everything He plans He carries through. There is our confidence. Though we fail, though we sin and fall flat on our faces, though we can't lift a finger anymore to help ourselves, He will continue on the good work He began and will not only finish it, but crown it in perfection. He will finish it even if He has to beat the daylights out of us to do so. He has promised a spotless bride and He will deliver.

Are things just spiraling out of control and you feel like a failure? Do you wonder how you will ever get out of the mess you've found yourself in? Are you depressed? Do you wonder how you will ever see another good day? Are you afraid you've crossed the line with God? Do you feel as though you are one sin away from God throwing up His hands and saying "That's it! I can't take you and your failure anymore"?

He will finish it.

 Again, He began the good work in all of us while we were still His enemies, depraved and hostile toward Him. We did nothing for Him to begin such a work and we can do nothing for Him to finish it. Thank God for His unconditional love. Thank God His good work is not dependent on us or anything we can or can't do. We may be failures, but He's not. We may not finish things, but He always does. That work He began in you, He will finish it.


Anonymous said...

That was so uplifting. As I sit here and think of all the mistakes I have made, and wonder how can things be changed. But when I think only my master can change them because he is GOD. And only can I do anything is because of Him. To God be the Glory. It certainly isn't because of me,such a failure only because of Him can I make it. I fall so short on everything that if I were God I'd give up on me to. But, because he is whom he is, he doesn't give up. Sometimes it is so hard to comphrend God's greatness. It makes me think of the song "The Wonder of it All" How I thank God for my salvation and that he is there and hears my prayers. I don't know what I'd do with out him for he is my all in all.

Ariel said...

Blogger needs a "like" button so I can click it 100 times lol. Amen!! It's all because of Him. "Whom have I in heaven but You? And earth has nothing I desire besides You. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." Psalm 73:25-26

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