“Come near to Me, hear this: I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, I was there. And now the Lord God and His Spirit have sent Me” (Isaiah 48.16).
God the Father’s plan of redemption is solid on every front. He did not neglect one detail. He did not forsake justice or mercy. God the Son did not fall short when He carried out the work given Him. He accomplished the work of redemption and spoke one Greek word translated into three English words: “It is finished!” That is, the work He accomplished on the cross was complete and continues to benefit mankind right up until this day (see John 19.30). The Holy Spirit is able to empower us. He is willing to strengthen us. We simply must not grieve or quench His work. The triune God’s redemption is complete and perfect. My goodness is not. If I depend on myself, I should not wonder at the doubt and anxiety that floods into my life. But the love of the Father, the perfect goodness of the Son, and the limitless power of the Spirit are sufficient for me. All things are mine. And I am Christ’s, and Christ is God’s (1 Corinthians 3.22-23).