Psalms 138:8, “The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.”
God brings what concerns us to full-completion. The ESV reads, “The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me.” David carried a confident hope for the future that was directly connected to the mercy of God. What has God promised you? It is healthy to keep in mind that the fulfillment of His promise to us is built upon His mercy. There are times that people go back to mistakes as the deciding factor of the outcome of their future. God, as a God of restoration, is a God that brings our purposes to their completion. There is restoration in mercy that endures forever. David brings this song of worship to a close by crying out to God. David exclaims, “Do not forsake the work of your hands God!” This man of God knew full well that if God initiated a promise that He was going to see it through. Philippians 1:6 states, “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” God has begun a good work in you. You can look in the mirror and confidently say, “God has begun a good work in me and He will perform it until the day Christ returns!” Like David, we too can be healthy in our minds. Just as the sweet psalmist (2 Samuel 23:1) said, we can declare a confident hope for the future. There are dreams and visions that God has put in our hearts. There are tasks and experiences that we still want to see with our own eyes in our personal adventure with God. Take hope within yourself, and wholeheartedly respond to the truth that His mercy endures forever.