Faithful to Complete

A Journal of Joy: Things that make my heart smile…..

One of my favorite scriptures is found in Philippians 1:6: “…being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it…”

Paul is writing this letter to the Philippians while he is imprisoned in Rome. He begins by thanking them for their loyalty, love, and support. Then quickly he gives them some encouragement. He assures them that Jesus Christ is with them. Jesus Christ has begun a good work in them. Jesus Christ will be faithful to complete it.

What a message of promise and hope!

God never gives up on me. I am God’s workmanship (Ephesians 2:10). I am not complete but a work in progress. He is continually working in my life. Jesus Christ lives in me (John 17:23). I am weak, but He is strong. I am vulnerable, but He is mighty. God makes up for my lack.

Although I habitually make mistakes, fall short of the mark, or screw up in one way or another, God never gives up on me. No matter how I feel or what battle I’m fighting, God never gives up on me.

God is faithful. I can count on what He says. When He says He will complete His work in me, I know He will do it. He will finish what He has started and will not abandon me (Psalm 138:8).

This is cause for great rejoicing. God never gives up on me, and I should never give up on Him.  


O God, I don’t know why You would even begin a good work in me, but You have. I know You have! I am a work in progress, but sometimes the progress seems so slow. As You live in me, help me focus on how far I’ve come, not how far I have to go so I won’t get discouraged. Thank You for bringing Scriptures to mind about the glorious, blessed assurance that You will never give up on me.

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