A Good Work

“…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

Sarah spent years trying to make the “right” choices. She went to the “right” college, married the “right” kind of man, got a job in the “right” field. But for all of her choices, Sarah often felt disconnected from her life.

She felt more like she was going through the motions than she was actually living. Sarah was terrified that she’d make a mistake and that fear was smothering her. She didn’t even realize it until her three-year-old son got sick and had to be hospitalized.

Sarah’s mother caught a plane and joined her as they waited for news at the local hospital. “I can’t do it anymore, Mom,” Sarah confessed. “I’m overwhelmed and frazzled and my soul feels like it can’t breathe.”

For hours, Sarah’s mom listened as she poured out her pain. Then Sarah’s mother made a simple suggestion. “Stop trying so hard. God has begun a good work in you and He’ll see it through.

He’s not counting on your strength or will. You don’t have to do anything but cling to the Vine.”

Father, help me when I feel like it all depends on me. Remind me that this is Your show and You’re completing a good work here. I surrender everything I have into Your hands. Help me to focus on just clinging to You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


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