Finish what he started

On my way into work the other morning, Finish What He Started by Steven Curtis Chapman came on and it encouraged me so much. As I listened to this song over and over again, it reminded me that my story is still being written. It’s only just begun.

No matter what your age or stage of life, God is working.

So what’s going on now is just a start, just a beginning, of a great work he is doing in all of us. We’ve been redeemed if we’ve placed our trust in Jesus Christ. If we’ve come to that place and we believe that he is our only way to God, we will live on with him forever. He will finish his work through to completion here on earth, and then on to the other side.

I hope this encourages you today to stay the course and to keep your eyes fixed on Jesus. Remember to trust his process, his timing, his faithfulness, and his goodness.

Psalm 46 says that God is our refuge and strength,
always ready to help in times of trouble.

Isaiah 40:28 says, Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding.

He sees you. He knows you. He understands.

Trust him.

He’ll finish what he started.

 

 

Bring your burdens

Psalm 46:10 – Be still, and know that I am God.

Psalm 46:1 – God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.

What if this morning you felt the Lord inviting you to spend time with him? You wouldn’t have to go far – maybe just to your couch or kitchen table. But how would you respond if he whispered, be still, and know that I am God? How would that change your day if you knew that he was always ready to help in times of trouble?

This morning, bring your concerns and desires before the Lord in full confidence that he’s ready to help in times of trouble. Bring them to him, quieting your heart and acknowledging that he is God. Many troubles may press on you, but God is here! Lay them down before him in surrender.

He is our refuge and strength.

Believe it

Sometimes in the morning, before our day gets started, we need to be reminded of a very impactful truth: God loves us.

Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

In Micah 6:8 we are told what is good and what the Lord requires of us. He says to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.

He doesn’t plan disaster for us. He plans good things, and to give us a future and a hope. He doesn’t ask for the world from us, only to do what is right, love mercy, and walk respectfully with him.

What does that mean for today?

It means that God cares about your day today. Believe it.

It means that he desires good things for you. Stop running away.

It means that we have a choice whether or not to do the right thing. Pay attention.

It means that we are required to offer mercy. Soften your heart.

It means we need to admire the Lord and hold him in high esteem. Be a student of him.

We can get distracted and disengaged quickly. So take it a little slower today. Be in the moment. Don’t rush. Be present with the Lord. Keep your heart open to his voice. He will direct your steps.

Why?

Because he loves you.