Hang on to “Yet”

post date: December 27, 2008

Yesterday I posted a new sermon called, simply, Yet. It’s about the importance of not giving up on other people or on our prayers or on the Lord because “God is not finished yet.” The little word “yet” makes all the difference between hope and despair. There is a world of difference between these two statements:

"He is not saved."
"He is not saved yet."

The first is a statement of fact; the second is a statement of faith. Words matter. If we truly believe God can intervene to change history, then we ought to use the word “yet” even when describing things that seem hopeless today.

“He is not saved yet."
“The situation is not any better (yet!)."
"I don’t have a job yet."
"My son has not come back to the Lord yet."

Hang on to that little word “yet.” It’s a great word as we come to the beginning of a new year.

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