And in the middle
Philippians 1: 6 "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."
Yesterday, we talked about how Jesus is the one who carries our sanctification (the process that makes us more like Jesus) to completion. But we also noted that this doesn't make things easy.
Sometimes in church, we like to pretend that having Jesus around immediately and permanently revolutionizes our lives and makes everything simple and easy. But that's just not the case. There will definitely be moments of extraordinary joy and freedom in Jesus. Lots of them, in fact.
But there will also be moments where we wonder where he is or if he has forgotten about us. When we have those moments, it can be hard to read passages like this one and believe that they are true. But they are. Do you believe that today? Talk with Jesus about it. If today's a day where you believe, thank him for his faithfulness and love. If it's a day where you don't believe, talk with him about where he is.