4 Bible Reminders that God FINISHES What He Starts


It was one of those “aha” moments for me.

I was reading my Bible on a regular old Wednesday morning, and this amazing thought hit me. 

Maybe it was the second cup of coffee. Maybe it was the sweetness of the Spirit.

Our heavenly Father is a finisher! God achieves what He sets out to achieve. He fulfills His promises. He answers prayer. Sometimes, there are long delays. Often, we wait for to carry things out. We pray in earnest for years, even decades. But, here are 4 Bible Reminders that God FINISHES What He Starts. Why not drop by today for a word of hope?

Whatever the case, this is so good.

It’s simple, and yet it’s profound.

Ready for it?

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He never leaves a project forever undone or unfinished. God doesn’t walk away. He doesn’t quit on us. Our heavenly Father is a finisher!

Our heavenly Father is a finisher!

God achieves what He sets out to achieve.

He fulfills His promises.

He answers prayer.

Sometimes, there are long delays. Often, we wait for to carry things out. We pray in earnest for years, even decades.

But, eventually, God brings about what He sets out to accomplish.

God finishes what He starts.

For example, we prayed for over 20 years for one of our relatives to come back to the Lord. We loved him, and we believed God would draw this man back to Himself. But, there were many long, dark years in his life. There were many years of praying in faith that one day he would return.

Eventually, our relative began to express the emptiness he was experiencing in his life.

After over two decards of praying for him, God began to bring him home. He now walks the Lord and actually serves on the staff of a church!

God finishes what He starts – even if it takes two decades.

Additionally, we see God as the “Finisher” throughout the Bible.

Consider these examples

4 Bible Reminders that God FINISHES What He Starts

Example One – Genesis 2:2

To begin with, consider the very first pages of scripture. In this text, God completed His work making all of creation in six days. He finished what He started, and then He rested. God is a finisher!

“By the seventh day God had FINISHED the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.”

Our heavenly Father is a finisher! God achieves what He sets out to achieve. He fulfills His promises. He answers prayer. Sometimes, there are long delays. Often, we wait for to carry things out. We pray in earnest for years, even decades. But, here are 4 Bible Reminders that God FINISHES What He Starts. Why not drop by today for a word of hope?

Example Two – John 4:34

Secondly, we discover that “finishing His work” was at the very heart of Jesus’s earthly mission. Jesus had a mandate that He would fulfill, no matter what it cost Him.

Jesus said to them, “My food is to do what the One who sent me wants me to do [the will of the One who sent me] and to FINISH [complete] his work.

Our heavenly Father is a finisher! God achieves what He sets out to achieve. He fulfills His promises. He answers prayer. Sometimes, there are long delays. Often, we wait for to carry things out. We pray in earnest for years, even decades. But, here are 4 Bible Reminders that God FINISHES What He Starts. Why not drop by today for a word of hope?

Example Three – John 19:30

This third example may be the greatest evidence we have that our God is a finisher, a completer of what He starts. In this section of scripture, we find Jesus on the cross nearing death. His final words give evidence to His commitment to following through on what He begins.

 When he had received the drink, Jesus said, IT IS FINISHED. With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

Our heavenly Father is a finisher! God achieves what He sets out to achieve. He fulfills His promises. He answers prayer. Sometimes, there are long delays. Often, we wait for to carry things out. We pray in earnest for years, even decades. But, here are 4 Bible Reminders that God FINISHES What He Starts. Why not drop by today for a word of hope?

Example Four – Philippians 1:6

Finally, the apostle Paul shares a great word of encouragement about how God works in our lives. Our God always finishes what He starts in us!

“There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a FLOURISHING FINISH on the very day Christ Jesus appears.”

Our heavenly Father is a finisher! God achieves what He sets out to achieve. He fulfills His promises. He answers prayer. Sometimes, there are long delays. Often, we wait for to carry things out. We pray in earnest for years, even decades. But, here are 4 Bible Reminders that God FINISHES What He Starts. Why not drop by today for a word of hope?

Be encouraged today that God finishes what He begins.

He finishes in other people’s lives, He finishes in the Bible, and He will finish in your life too!

Maybe you’ve been praying about something for a long time… keep praying.

Maybe you’ve been waiting for an answer for years… keep waiting and hoping.

Possibly, you are ready to give up today… don’t!

The Life Application Bible sums this whole idea up so well:

“When God starts a project, He completes it!”

And, He will complete His projects in your life and in mine.

 


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10 thoughts on “4 Bible Reminders that God FINISHES What He Starts

    1. Amen, Martha!
      Don’t you dare give up! You keep on praying for that son. God hears your prayers, and He loves that boy of yours.
      God always finishes what He starts.
      I’m praying with you – for the kindness of the Lord to lead your son to repentance.
      Keep me posted~
      Blessings,
      Melanie

  1. Really enjoyed this & shared it with a friend who she & I have been praying for someone we know stopped going to church & has drifted away. We need to keep pressing on as Paul said, Thanks for this reminder . Love Ya.

  2. This is such an encouraging post Melanie!

    I walked away from God almost two years ago because I believed I was only following Him to please my family. So, I went about trying to find out who I was on my own, without their opinions and religion dictating me.

    Almost two months ago, I got the urge to go back to church, and begin reading my Bible again. I am living proof that God finishes what He starts. God was not finished with me,and the truth came to be that I didn’t just love God because my family told me so. It truth, I loved God because of who He is and what He has done for me!

    This post was such an encouragement!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    1. Amen, Brittany!
      What an awesome testimony! Thank you for sharing this today with.
      I’m so glad to hear your story and the way God has finished and is finishing what He started in you. He never stops!
      And, I’m also grateful that you were encouraged by this post.
      My prayer for you – may God continue to pour out His love on your life and encourage you greatly!
      You’ve blessed me today~
      Melanie

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