Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on until the day of completion in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 1:6

This verse went over and over in my mind the other day as I sat with someone who had screwed up.  I ached for them because I know about screwing up.  As a teenager and even an adult, there have been several times when I have been in deep need of a rewind button.  Sitting with yourself knowing you’ve made mistakes is not an encouraging place to be.

As a began to pray for this person, a song by Steve Green kept playing in my head, and it brought Phil. 1:6 to mind.  I prayed this promise over this person, declaring the hope that while confession, forgiveness and repentance are necessary in moving past screw ups, the hope lies in Paul’s words.

The God of Heaven began a good work in you.
He is continuing to do it
He is still in the process of doing it
And He will continue to do it 
until you meet Jesus.
He is working good in you, today.

Maybe you needed to hear that today, too.  I know I do.  Being reminded of screw ups and good works has been a good reminder this week of just how human we are, and how great our God is.

Steve Green – He Who Began a Good Work in You.

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