I don't know about you, but the older I get the more I’m finding that many of the things I start are not getting completed. I have all the best of intentions and I'm great at making lists, but sticking with them until they are finished is another story. Many times I'm left feeling a little frustrated and the last thing I want is for this to become a cycle in my life.
I turn to the only one I know that can really help. My prayers are sometimes desperate as I cry out to God for His amazing grace to once again bring the change I need to get back on track.
It's in times like these that I feel so grateful I serve a loving God who is so longsuffering and full of mercy.
One of the first verses I clung to as a young Christian, and was also a scripture chorus we used to sing in church, is found in the book of Philippians chapter 1.
Paul said it this way:
“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” (Phil 1:6)
I think Michael Youssef had it right when he said:
“God’s promises are never affected by our failures. He can use us at any age. ”
So don’t get down on yourself when you feel like you have fallen short, rather get down on your knees and ask God for His grace to get back in the race.
Just knowing God's work in us is a continuing process gives me such hope and confidence. We are all “A work in progress”! Like clay we are being shaped and molded in the Master’s hands.
Lord, I praise you and give thanks for the countless times you have picked me up when I have failed. You are so faithful and your promises are true. Teach me to trust you more each day, and rely on you to help me to complete all you have called me to do in my life. Thank you for the hope I have because of you. In Jesus name, Amen.
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