For I am confident of this very thing,
that He who began a good work in you
will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
This verse has encouraged me today. It's one of those days where I feel like I'm not making much progress. I have good moments and bad moments. And while I've done fairly well so far on the outside, at least, I feel like I'm always on the edge of crabbiness and complaining thought patterns. Little Man is teething and is experimenting with limit trying. I had discouraging dreams. I can't find the quilt I would like to finish this week. I have errands I must do this afternoon, but I really don't feel like loading up my toddler and lugging him and my big belly around town. Sounds bad, doesn't it?
But when I pull back and look at it all in perspective, it really isn't bad. Because I am God's work in progress. He loves me and is teaching me to be at peace in Him through the things that seem like irritants today. He is giving me strength. I will choose to live in His peace and strength.
"For it is God who works in you to will and to act
according to his good purpose."
"Let us not lose heart in doing good,
for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary."