Until His Work Is Done
Sometimes I start projects with great enthusiasm, only to lose interest and move on to something else. I’m thankful God never does that with us. He always completes what He starts. In Hebrews 12:2 we are told we should be "looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith." God finishes what He begins.
But sometimes the Devil whispers into a believer’s ear, "You’re not going to make it as a Christian. You’re going to crash and burn." That is a lie. The Bible says that God "is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy" (Jude 24). And we are told in Philippians 1:6, "Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ."
Storms will come into every life, into the lives of both believers and nonbelievers. The rain will fall and the winds will blow. But it is only the child of God who can lay hold of Romans 8:28, which says, "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose." Nonbelievers can quote that verse if they’d like, but it has no relevance to them whatsoever. Only Christians can lay hold of that promise.
Storms come and storms go. For some, life itself is one long storm. They may be facing very difficult circumstances. It could be a disability. It could be some tragedy that has befallen them and has altered their very existence.
There is hope, because no matter what you are going through right now, storms don’t last forever. God is in control. You will get to the other side.