On Saturday we had the memorial for my dear friend. God put the first thought in mind yesterday morning by way of a song “God’s Not Done With You”: God’s not done with you. It’s not over, it’s only begun. So don’t hide, don’t run ‘Cause God’s not done with you. There’s a light you don’t notice until you’re standing in the dark. And there’s a strength that’s growing inside your shattered heart. God’s not done with you even with your broken heart and your wounds and your scars. God’s not done with you even when you’re lost and it’s hard and you’ve fallen apart. God’s not done with you.

The epistle to the Philippians tells us to “be confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ” (1:6). He is still perfecting me and He still has work for me to do for His kingdom. “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” (Eph 2:10)

I’m so sad I’ve lost my friend, and I’m grieving that loss. I’m grateful in grief that I’m never alone for Jesus lives within me. I was reminded that God still has plans for me or I wouldn’t still be here. My part is to humble myself to our Master, and allow the Potter to mold me as He sees fit and to guide my steps. But now, O Lord, You are our Father, We are the clay, and You our potter; And all of us are the work of Your hand.” (Is 64:8)

Father, thank You for the reminder that as long as there is breath in this body, You have work to do within and through me. Thank You for allowing me to be part of Your plan and for always being with me. In the precious name of Jesus, amen.