“For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.” – Proverbs 23:18 (KJV)
Oh how I particularly like this scripture, especially the King James Version. The same way every product released and sold in the market has an expiry date, or a shelf life; a day or time when it’s no longer considered effective, or functional, God is saying to somebody today; There is going to be an end to that shame, that reproach, that challenge you’re facing . It doesn’t matter how long you’ve had that trouble, whatever has a beginning has an end. Maybe you’ve been sick for a while, you’ve done all things medically right, but that sickness won’t go, and it’s threatening your peace, your family, your finances, but God says, I am going to put an end to it. Or maybe you have a family member who has become a concern to you, you’ve done everything in your power to straighten him up, but your efforts don’t seem to be going anywhere, God says there is an end, he or she is going to turn out fine.
It doesn’t matter how many years you’ve been stuck, it doesn’t matter how many people have written you off, God says I am going to put an end to that, and change your story. Have you been expecting a break, a job, a new life, or maybe you are behind on your payments, and you are expecting something to happen? No matter what it is you are hoping, expecting, God says your expectations shall not be cut off. You shall not hope in vain. Don’t settle yet, don’t give up just yet. Believe! All things are possible to him that believes.
I have observed that so many of us are wont to confess negativity. Instead of talking to our problems we talk about them, we give them life, and help them grow in our lives. It’s time we changed that. It’s time we confessed faith consistently. The scripture says we should hold on to our confessions of faith. So today instead of talking about that challenge, look at it straight in the eye, and say “For surely there is an end – to this poverty, this sickness, this pain, this failure, this singleness, this childlessness, this heartbreaks, this joblessness, this debt! Whatever has a beginning has an end!”
Don’t give up! Keep believing! Whatever has a beginning has an end!