“The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me” (Psalm 138:8)
Sometimes we feel like we’re “on our last leg”, as the old-timers used to say. We feel that we can’t take another step, that the end is near, that death is certain –so, why even try? It’s during those times that we need to turn to God’s Word and consider the precious promises our Heavenly Father has given to us. Here’s a good example:
He who has begun will carry on the work which is being wrought within my soul. The LORD is concerned about everything that concerns me. All that is now good, but not perfect, the LORD will watch over, preserve, and carry out to completion. This is a great comfort. I could not perfect the work of grace myself. Of that I am quite sure, for I fail every day and have only held on so long as I have because the LORD has helped me. If the LORD were to leave me, all my past experience would go for nothing, and I should perish from the way. But the LORD will continue to bless me. He will perfect my faith, my love, my character, my lifework. He will do this because He has begun a work in me. He gave me the concern I feel, and, in a measure, He has fulfilled my gracious aspirations, He never leaves a work unfinished; this would not be for His glory, nor would it be like Him. He knows how to accomplish His gracious design, and though my own evil nature and the world and the devil all conspire to hinder Him, I do not doubt His promise. He will perfect that which concerneth me, and I will praise Him forever. LORD, let Thy gracious work make some advance this day! (Faith’s Checkbook)
When you feel your life is over, just remember this –no child of God in the will of God can die pre-maturely. You will live as long as God wants you to live and nothing can cut your life short. You might die tonight, but if you do it just means that your work is over, God has finished what He wanted to do through you and He has something much better for you. If we are obedient, God will finish what He has started in our life. God’s will is right, best, and safest. The safest place on earth is the center of God’s will.