Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living
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.
(Philippians 1:6 (NIV))
Do you have the hope to believe this passage, or is there something deeper, something stronger that you hold on to?
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
(Hebrews 11:1 (NIV))
Based on this passage and how it relates confidence in the fulfillment, I would safely say that this passage could be paraphrased something like the following.
I have faith that God is not through with me since Jesus has started working in my life!
This passage is something that each of us should remember when we feel like the world is getting the best of us. Have faith that God will see us through! When we struggle with things in our lives, have faith that God will see us through. When we face the enemy, have faith that God will see us through! I have come to the realization that life is beautiful, but it is also a constant struggle. The enemy does all within his power to steal, kill and destroy, but we have a God who has given us the ability to have confidence, to have faith, in His promises. I especially love the promise that He is not through with us!
I am confident that God is not through with me!