Our Promised Future
We were entirely ready to have God remove these defects of character.
As we think about God removing our defects of character, we probably find ourselves dwelling on the defects themselves. Removing them may seem to be an overwhelming task-even if God has promised to do the work! We may have a hard time visualizing the beautiful scene where all the defects are gone from our lives. Perhaps, if we could catch a glimpse of life beyond recovery, beyond the defects and the pain, we would shout for joy. What hope is inspired when, by faith, we take hold of our promised future!
The apostle Paul wrote, "And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished" (Philippians 1:6). The apostle John wrote, "I heard a loud shout from the throne saying, 'Look, God's home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.' And the one sitting on the throne said, 'Look, I am making everything new!' And then he said... 'Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true.' And he also said, 'It is finished! I am the Alpha and the Omega-the Beginning and the End. To all who are thirsty I will give freely from the springs of the water of life'" (Revelation 21:3-6).
One day the defects will be gone and we will be satisfied!
No matter what we face today, God writes the last chapter-there is still hope!