Man, what if I told you our work isn’t done until we meet Jesus face to face.
You’d say, yeah I already know that, thanks.
But what about your heart? I know there are still issues there, because there are still issues in my heart.
What if I said God continually wants to work on you?
I’d say, whew I’m already exhausted from this whole being made new thing.
And guess what, I’m exhausted because deep down in my spirit I believe I can pull one over on God. I think yeah yeah, but watch me God, I’m gonna do this super fast and we will work this issue until it’s gone forever. Then something happens and that old way is triggered and I find myself working on it once again.
Guess what, He’s not proud of us if we do it faster. He’s proud because we are His and we did nothing to deserve it.
Because, we all have sin. We all have pain. We all have needs. We all have areas God is not done with yet. We all have suffered and if we haven’t, we will.
Jesus says in John 16:33, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart I have overcome the world.”
In this world, we will be wronged. We will feel hurt. We will experience pain. We will be rejected.
And because of all that, we need a deep ever present God to be with us. And if we are constantly seeking Him, repenting and asking for forgiveness, and truly crying out to Him for wisdom and mercy:
He will give it.
He will forgive us.
He will meet us where we are.
Over and over again.
And one day we will be in His Presence and we will know Him because we walked with Him through it all.
So keep soldiering on and know this is a good process of continually being made whole.