We all have and inherent desire for our lives to work out. Everyone wants to have meaning, success and fulfillment at some level. This longing is deep within our souls, and we reach for it every day. Some seek for it in money, in work, in pleasures and more. No matter what it is, people all over the world are hoping desperately that their lives will work out.
At some point I think most of us will get to a place where we will ask, “Help, when will my life work out?”
This is because nothing in life comes easily, and many times the things we’re hoping for don’t happen when we want them to. The process of growing as a person and achieving success takes time and diligence. Nothing happens overnight, and rich quick schemes pan out to be hollow on so many levels. Yes, hard work and determination are huge factors for us achieving goals and having our hearts desires.
But nothing can top God!
He is the fulfillment of our lives. He’s interested in touching all the details of it. When you and I come to this conclusion, our lives can truly begin. And yet, serving Jesus does not mean that everything will be perfect. It doesn’t mean that we will have everything we want when we want it. But we do have the promise that He will complete what He starts in our lives.
Philippians 1:6 says this: “And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.”
I love this verse. It’s powerful and full of hope.
Notice, it’s God that begins a good work in our lives, and He will also complete what He starts. I believe this has to do with our life’s purpose and the abilities He has given each of us. God wants to touch every area of our lives, and He’s equipped us with natural abilities and spiritual endowments to do it.
However, as Jesus completes God’s work in our lives, it doesn’t mean that our lives will look the way we think or the way we’ve dreamed. They will definitely look better through Him, but the challenge is believing that and giving God time to do it. So as we walk through the ebb and flow of life, the frustrations of life and the hopes of life, it’s easy to come to a place where we say, “Help, when will my life work out?”
I want to encourage you if you’re at that place today, don’t give up. Know that God’s timing is perfect and He is working many things to come together for our good. God is not playing a mean game with us, and He’s not trying to torture us. Rather, He is fulfilling everything He has said, and through our patience we possess our souls. (Luke 21:19)
The little steps we take today are opening big doors tomorrow.
This is a huge truth because so many of us get overwhelmed with the reality we see right in front of us. But if we can hold on and press through, we will see God move and our lives will work out better than we have ever imagined. He knows what’s best for us in relationships, in work, in church, for our home and more.
Everything about us He’s thought of, and the things we haven’t thought about, He’s already been there.
Yes, God is good and amazing!
His mercies are new every morning. If your life seems like it’s falling apart, God is able to put it back together again. He is able to heal us like no one else. He is able to make a way where there is no way. All of us have times when life seems to have stopped and things are not coming together as we have hoped, but He will come through!
Give God a chance to make your life work out.
He is the master of our souls and the author and finisher of our faith. He knows the beginning from the end, which is why He has promised to complete what He starts. The best is ahead for you. His unfailing love cannot be stopped.
Remember, He doesn’t torture us with life’s challenges, but rather He redeems us and brings us out of all trouble. He’s your answer. He’s your help. He will cause your life to work out.
“Help, when will my life work out?”
I don’t know the exact time, day or year. But I know He will come through and I know you will be able to say, “I have fought the fight, I have finished the race and God has fulfilled all He has promised me.”
May you have His grace and peace like never before.
The best is yet to come,