I woke up this morning feeling rather emotional and bloated with indescribable feelings. (There was no one specific event linked to these emotions; God has just been working on me lately.) As soon as Harry and Bianca left the house, I found myself singing over and over at the top of my lungs: “Hear my prayer, Lord. Hear my prayer.” Tears were dripping down my face, and I felt like I was breathing out so much, even though there were no words coming out except "hear my prayer." In the silence that followed, I felt like I had gone through a huge catharsis in a matter of minutes.
When I got into the car and turned on the radio, guess what verse Tracey read over the air? Psalms 40:1!!!! I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry.
I couldn’t help it; I burst into tears again. The Lord heard my cry. Though I am but dust, He turned His ear and His heart towards me! He not only heard me, He confirmed that he heard me!! I felt so humbled, so secure and so loved at the same time. It was nothing short of wonderful!
God also reminded me of a sermon that my pastor gave a few weeks ago. It actually goes quite perfectly after my “Unfinished” post. Even though we start strong and fizzle out, even though we quit when things get too hard, even though we leave so many things unfinished, God is the ultimate closer. (Think baseball here!)
Philippians 1:6 says: He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
How comforting it is to know that not only is God doing a good work in me, but He won’t stop until it is finished. Things may get rough. Our circumstances may not be ideal. But He will use every single thing for His glory. There’s no reason to fear. There’s much reason for hope. As Brandon Heath sings, “There is hope for me yet because God won’t forget all the plans He’s made for me. He’s not finished with me yet.”
I came to work with a great attitude. I was diligent at my tasks. I didn’t whine or complain. And I couldn’t wipe this silly smile off of my face every time I thought of how plainly God spoke to me this morning. Isn’t He so, so good?!? All the time!!