Daily Devotionals

September 4th, 2021

Read Philippians 1:6 NLT

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.


We had a station wagon growing up with wood panel sides and the rear facing seat.  We had it for a long time and eventually the paint on the hood started to bubble up and flake off.  It certainly looked like it had seen better days, but it still ran pretty well and it carried my family safely wherever we needed to go.  But I will never forget the day it got a facelift.  An artist friend of my parents painted a giant band-aid across the hood with the words…“He’s still working on me!”  My siblings and I were mortified!  My mom loved it and proudly drove it around, while we ducked our heads in the back seats so no one would see us riding around in the bandaidmobile.  We thought it was ugly and tried to avoid riding in it at all costs.  …We were so embarrassed!


That is pretty much how we deal with most of the “ugly” stuff in our lives though, isn’t it?  When we are ashamed of our choices we try to duck down in hopes no one really notices.  We avoid facing the truth and dealing with our struggles head on.  We don’t want to admit that they belong to us.  

But the hood of that car, as embarrassing as it was to me and my siblings, spoke great truth.  God is still working on each of us and thankfully He isn’t willing to give up on us just yet.  Your scars and “band-aids” are just proof of His great love for you and the evidence of the healing that is taking place in you. Give thanks to Him today for the work in progress that is your life.