The garage, closets, and underneath the bed are places I tend to stash unfinished projects. The beginning of something – things I started and have left undone to finish (if I do) another time.
My intentions started out strong and then the creativity and work came to a halt. Some of my unfinished projects are labeled with things like “loss interest” or “not turning out like I’d like.”
Quite honestly, I’m pretty proficient in starting things – just not as good at finishing them.
There are times in my life where I have felt a little incomplete, as if my promises were forgotten or like I was stuck in a place of questioning the way things were going or not going.
Throughout scripture we find God’s Word reminding us that He has been with us since the very beginning. Verses like Genesis 28:15 where God reminds Jacob, “I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised.”
The phrase “will bring you back” carries the idea of returning to an original starting point. Starting points indicate where things begin. We find the beginning of all creation and our original relationship with God in Genesis. We also find the fall from that relationship and the beginning of death and separation. But there is hope because we also find the promise of redemption through the offspring of Abraham.
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ.” 2 Corinthians 5:17-18
I find hope that God, the creator of all beginnings, is working to bring his purposes for me to completion – molding and making me. The promises I have stored in my heart are not sitting on a shelf somewhere but are near and dear to the Father.
“Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6.
Be confident of this friend…
He is walking beside you.
He is surrounding you with a hedge of protection.
He will not leave you.
He is not limited or bound by space, distance, or time.
There is no power or force that can stand in the way. He is continually working to fulfill what He has already arranged and appointed for your life.
“And surely I am with you always to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:20
Our blessings and hope are always in Jesus – the author and finisher of our faith.