July 1, 2022

Perfecting Process

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“The LORD will accomplish that which concerns me.” – Psalm 138:8 AMP

It can seem natural to have our own ideas, to make decisions we think will be best, to form opinions, and to assume we understand God’s purposes.

Approaching issues like these, at times, David made decisions based on his subjective understanding. Eventually, he realized that he needed to trust God, that He always knows what’s best. God was always shaping David’s life, often in ways David might not understand.

The Bible makes it clear: God sees beyond our temporary situations. He constantly chisels away at our character, like an expert sculptor refining his creations to eliminate impurities, achieve the best results, and direct us in ways that would be best.

We might be content with good enough, but God knows our potential and what would be best. He knows that no matter how much we improve, we can still improve more. No matter how much we know, we can learn much more. No matter what we have done, we can do more. No matter what successes we have achieved, even greater successes are possible.

No matter what we think we understand, the Bible reminds us that we see everything “imperfectly,” and that all we know now is “partial and incomplete.” But God knows us “completely” (1 Corinthians 13:12 NLT).

Realize that God is working to perfect you even when you don’t understand His purposes. Have confidence in Him.

 

Reflection Question: How is God currently working to perfect you?

Prayer
Father, thank You for Your plans for me. I trust in You to perfect me. Guide me. Help me. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Psalm 138