Some days, I take up my sword and run into battle. Then, there are days like these when it’s all I can do to hold my shield over my head. When the fight becomes the fray, it’s tough to stand on your feet. I’ve reached a point where I’ve been thinking to myself, “God, is it ever going to end? Will I have to wait for heaven to feel the light of your face again?” I’m telling you right now, Satan loves those days.
My God is not the God of the half-finished. Maybe you and I have difficulty bringing our works to completion, but God does not. Let me repeat that. God does not leave things half-finished.
God has made me promises. Not just promises in His Word, which are time-tested, rock-solid, unshakeably truthful, but He has promised me things that I will see in my life. Time to put my faith where my future is. I believe the harvest is coming and it will be glorious. I had been praying this month when I set up my handy dandy dry erase board for a verse to encourage me. When I found this one, I was amazed at how pertinent it was. Of course, all scripture is for each of us – but this just became my anthem.
And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. – 1 Peter 5:10 ESV
When I’m not blasting For King and Country’s new song Its Not Over Yet (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maSQ3cgvta0), I will be singing this verse over my life because God will bring the work He started to completion. Praise God for restoration!