I wonder what happened?
A missing petal caused the lily to appear incomplete.
There are times I feel that way.
I’m caught off guard at times, responding in ways that are unloving or unkind to those around me.
Perfection raises its ugly head. “You’re still flawed, inadequate, imperfect!”
Disappointment grips my heart and I cry out…
“How long O Lord, how long?”
Then I hear the still small voice within; “As long as it takes.”
And I am encouraged.
How about you? Ever get discouraged or impatient when your reactions
aren’t what you want them to be?
If so, isn’t it good to remember the promises from God’s Word!
The truth is, every follower of Jesus is a work in progress, and we need to trust Him to do the changing while we do the trusting.
The Bible encourages us to let our roots grow down deep in the soil of God’s love and embrace this promise.
I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue His work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.
Philippians 1:6 NLT