An Ending Worth the Wait

Michael Beck

“Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.” (Ecclesiastes 7:8)

Weeping endures for a night. To endure is to “last.” The enemy of our souls would wear down the saints of the Most High God (Dan. 7:25) His tactic is to discourage us, telling us that long, dark nights will never end and bright, joyful mornings will never come. But he is a liar. When we steadfastly resist him in the faith we wear him out; we outlast him and he flees.

Those who endure also develop patience. Tribulation is the means by which patience is worked in our lives. Patience is a worthy destination in and of itself. When we rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him, not moving in the haste of our own spirit, we give Him the opportunity to bring His perfect will to pass in our lives. As patience is allowed its perfect work we become perfect and entire, wanting nothing. In times when the bad can’t leave fast enough and the good can’t come soon enough we bring forth the fruit of temperance and “in patience possess our souls.” (Luke 21:19) Oh the incalculable blessings that are produced when we grasp the value and benefit of patience.

The seasons and scenery of our lives changes. Nothing lasts forever; except the person who does the will of God, outlasting all temptation and trouble. He that “lasts” until the end shall be saved. Be patient enough to see the “end of a thing” that God has in store for you. The night will end. The morning is coming.

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.