17 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.
Jesus said that up to now, His Father has been working and He too has come and is working as well (v17). Basically, God has been, is now and will always be working for us to ensure completion of all things that He has started. Do not be discouraged, God does not ever abandon His work in you and with you. God will help you in Jesus’ name.
God is not resting while you wait on Him. He is always at work (v17). Although He rested on the 7th day during creation, it was not because He was tired. Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary?.... (Is 40:28) If it seems as if nothing is happening in your situation, it is not because God is resting while you are waiting. It is not because God is tired of your situation. God is always working for you; and you will see the results in Jesus’ name.
When God rested during creation not as in ‘sleeping’ or taking a break. He stopped creating because all of His work of creation was done. He saw it, and it was good, so there was no need to continue creating. But as it regards your situation, there is no stopping for God. He is working all the time. God will complete all that He has started in your life.
Homework: Pray and say Father, I know that you are not resting while addressing my issues. Father, arise and let me enemies know that you are at work for me all the time.