Hang on to "Yet"
Dr. Ray PritchardDr. Ray Pritchard is the president of Keep Believing Ministries, an Internet-based ministry serving Christians in 225 countries. He is the author of 29 books, including Stealth Attack, Fire and Rain, Credo, The ABCs of Christmas, The Healing Power of Forgiveness, An Anchor for the Soul and Why Did This Happen to Me? Ray and Marlene, his wife of 39 years, have three sons - Josh, Mark and Nick, two daughters-in-law- Leah and Vanessa, and four grandchildren - Knox, Eli, Penny and Violet. His hobbies include biking, surfing the Internet, and anything related to the Civil War.
- 2008 Dec 27
Yesterday I posted a new sermon called, simply, Yet. It’s about the importance of not giving up on other people or on our prayers or on the Lord because “God is not finished yet.” The little word “yet” makes all the difference between hope and despair. There is a world of difference between these two statements:
"He is not saved."
"He is not saved yet."
The first is a statement of fact; the second is a statement of faith. Words matter. If we truly believe God can intervene to change history, then we ought to use the word “yet” even when describing things that seem hopeless today.
“He is not saved yet."
“The situation is not any better (yet!)."
"I don’t have a job yet."
"My son has not come back to the Lord yet."
Hang on to that little word “yet.” It’s a great word as we come to the beginning of a new year.