He will keep you strong to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful. I Cor 1:8-9.
She waved as I looked back from the nurse’s station. I had just told her that her cancer had returned.
“It will be okay, Doc. It will all be okay. Either your medicine will cure me now or God will cure me in heaven.”
There are so many events in our lives that tear down our hope. For many it is an illness that leads toward disability or death. For others it is a business failure or a personal relationship failure or a child who is trapped in self destructive behavior. For some it may be a sin that will not let go. Sometimes we reach a point in our lives where it appears that nothing will be well, ever again.
The first book ever written in English by a woman was the Sixteen Revelations of Divine Love. Written by Julian of Norwich during a period of intense suffering, the book is a reflection on the visions God gave to her as the suffering continued. She wrote from within that suffering, “All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.”
The Apostle Paul put it this way:
“He will keep you strong to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.” I Cor I :8, and,
“He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Php 1:6
Whatever brokenness, failure, loss or hopelessness we are now experiencing, there is a great “All is well” at the end of our lives, and it is dependent neither on our capabilities or the world’s circumstances. Jesus will be the one to make all things well.
Let me trust You. Amen