“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6
Many of us are in situations right now that feel like a storm, a setback or a major delay. Trials and challenges often drain our time, energy and resources. We have to trust what God says when he assures us that the work he started in us will be completed until the day of Christ’s return.
Moreover God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him and he is a God of restoration. Hebrews 11:6
“I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent among you. “You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, who has dealt wondrously with you. And my people shall never again be put to shame.” Joel 2:25-26
The bible is full of promises of God’s goodness, favour, blessings and mercy. We also see instances in the bible where there are seasons of tests and trials and then God’s restoration. What I like about restoration is that it is never to what things were before but often God promises to restore times a hundred or a thousand fold.
Saints, when we get on the other side of this storm, we will press towards the mark of the prize towards the higher calling of God in Jesus Christ. Philippians 3:14
When you know what it feels like to have major restrictions and then to be given freedom; when you have experienced lack, debt and financial limitations; when you have experienced sickness and ill health; when you know the pain of broken relationships and experienced mistrust and to be misjudged and mishandled. When God gives you freedom from these things, nothing will stop you from pressing hard past these stubborn problems so that they are never likely to overtake you again.
God is faithful and this storm will not last always. Weeping endures for a night season but joy is coming.