Lifting our eyes to Christ: Monday’s Scripture Passage
The Lord will perfect that which concerns me;
Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever;
Do not forsake the works of Your hands.
In our messes, in our troubles, and even in our sin, our God is working in us.
He doesn’t forsake us.
His mercy is great.
He will finish what He started.
Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
Heavenly Father, we so frequently want to give up! We’re so easily overwhelmed by our own sinfulness… our inadequacies, failures, problems, and burdens. But we lift our eyes to You right now, acknowledging that You are greater than all these things. Your mercy and lovingkindness toward us never end. We don’t understand that, but we are so grateful!
Thank you that you never quit working on us… that even when we deserve judgement, you patiently woo us. You remember our frailty — that we’re mere dust. You won’t ever abandon the work of Your hands.
We allow You to work in our hearts today. Please transform us through Your Word. Open our ears to Your Spirit’s whisper and soften our hearts to yield to You.
In Jesus’ Name,
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