“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.” Phil. 1:6
The Apostle Paul’s confidence in the love and grace of God had no bounds. He knew first-hand of the transformation taking place within himself since the day he was stopped on the road to Damascus by the Incarnate Jesus Christ. I’m sure he never lost sight of that miraculous transforming event which continued within him until he passed from this life into eternity.
That we would have the same confidence! Life is full of unknowns and uncertainty. Often the “stuff” of life blurs our vision of the purpose God has laid out for us. Indeed, God has a plan for us – a plan that will carry us into eternity. He has provided a bridge to His grace and mercy through the shed blood of His son Jesus Christ. He has illuminated our path through the unknowns of this life. We simply need to trust.
An anonymous poem describes the walk of faith He desires for us:
‘When you come to the edge
Of all light you have known,
And are about to step off into darkness,
Faith is knowing there’ll be something to stand on,
Or you will be taught how to fly.’
Instill in us a strong faith that will guide us as we walk into the unknowns of life.
Grant us the confidence that we can trust You in all circumstances.
We ask this in Your son’s holy name, Amen.