“…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.” Philippians 1:6
Does knowing that God is working in you give you confidence? It does me and helps explain some of the circumstances, conversations that happen and scriptures that I read. It is also encouraging to know it is a good work because sometimes it does not feel that good. We had one of those experiences with our kids yesterday and the Lord used it to do a work in my heart.
We had been out on a date and got home to untangle hurt feelings between two siblings. An older one had called a younger one something mean and it broke her heart. She cried and cried. There was nothing to do but hold her until the tears stopped. As the tears were coming to an end, she asked a profound question, “How did he know?”. She believed what she was called and a fear was exposed. How often have we done this very same thing?
The reaction I had completely shocked me and I had some untangling to do as well. Wow! The work the Lord did was good. He showed me again how much He loves us and how He never wastes an opportunity. He is a good Father and we can trust Him to work in our lives.