“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue His work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” Philippians 1:6 NLT
God’s Not Done With You
God wants to remind you of the bigger picture when you are facing tragedy in your life like infidelity. He has the power and capacity to look outside of your present circumstances and wants you to do the same. So the Bible often gives us promises to hold on to. If we believe God is faithful, we can rely on those promises above everything else in life.
The good work that was started in you was your salvation. As Christians, it should bring us great joy that Jesus paid the penalty for our sin. This allows our relationship with God to not only be restored, but also sealed. Nothing can now separate you from God’s love (Romans 8:38-39; Eph 4:30). Furthermore, God is never done with you until the day you die or the day Jesus returns (whichever comes first). That is a promise!
What Is The Purpose In This?
As God’s child, He has a plan for your life. “I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding” (Philippians 1:9 NLT). Life is so much greater than the things that happen to us. Life is about growing in love, knowledge and understanding of who God is. God uses everything in our lives (both joy and suffering) to draw us into a greater understanding of Him.
First and foremost, God wants you to take joy in the fact that you’ve been saved (Psalm 51:12). Through everything in life that has and will happen to you, God is shaping you to produce the same character qualities that Jesus had: love, humility, sacrifice and surrender- just to name a few. Did you know that when you display the character of Jesus to others in this world, it brings God praise and glory? (Philippians 1:11).
Find encouragement today in the fact that God is not done with you. Your story does not end here. Keep in front of you the idea that your story isn’t necessarily about the circumstances you find yourself in. It’s more about who you are and who you become as a result of those circumstances.
With God’s help, you are overcoming the devastation of adultery, one day at a time.