I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return], developing that good work and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you." ~ Philippians 1:6 (AMPC)
His Word. His Spirit. Situations. Opportunities. Challenges. Other people. These are all ways that God continues His work in your life. In times of pain, disappointment or trouble; rather than seeing all of the negative why not take hold of the Lord and declare, "The work continues."
We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose." ~ Romans 8:28 (AMPC)
Like a Master Sculptor, God has a clear vision for your life, your character, and your destiny. He's working and committed to finishing the beautiful, Christ-like image of you that motivates His heart. Even though, at times, His work is uncomfortable; and certainly challenging, it's worth it to trust Him that He might transform you.
We all have a long way to go yet! The Master will never quit on you! Courageously declare, "The work continues!"