Ecclesiastes 7:8 – “Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.”
Glory to God Almighty!
At the beginning of some crisis, trial or time of adversity, there is a tendency to be absorbed in those first moments of shock and to be overwhelmed and impatient. Solomon point us to the end, the conclusion!
Have you not used the phrase, “There is light at the end of the tunnel?”
God is the One who declares the end from the beginning in Isaiah 46:10 and 48:3, 5. He is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the ending in Revelation 1:8 and 22:13. Are we willing to defer all judgment to Him and let Him have the final word?
With health issues, marriage and family or finance, we can get caught up in the emotions that we lose our footing if we fail to anchor our soul on God and hope in Him!
I read this:
“Entering into a meeting with people where tension and conflicts is expected, think of the desired outcome of peace or resolution. Finding yourself at the beginning of a powerful temptation, put your eye on the victory of resisting and being refreshed by your courage. Don’t let that common desire for immediate gratification foster hopeless impatience. Wait for the satisfaction of the end of a thing, for “the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.”
Pause & ponder!
“Say not, ‘Why were the former days better than these?’ For it is not from wisdom that you ask this!
In God, your best days are always ahead! Ask Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Esther, Mary, etc! God moves us upward and onward! Glory to glory!
Better to face the reality of the present, gather up your courage and experience and apply your best wisdom to today as you seek God’s purpose & grace!
I believe God that whatever year you’re reading this post will be your best year yet in Jesus name!
Command the tensions around you to give way as you Rejoice in Hope!
Lift up your head to the Hill of Hope