Waiting. How hard it is to wait. We have a dream, a hope and when that dream or hope does not come to pass, we can’t begin to imagine why. It seemed so right in our mind.

God has a reason for every single thing we face, whether good or bad. He has a purpose and it is all for our good and His glory.

For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly. -Psalm 84:11 (ESV)

We often think that “our good” is getting what we want, when we want it. We think that it is always being happy, never feeling pain, never going through trials or hardship. But, God doesn’t think the same way we do. As much as we think we know what’s best for us, we don’t.

Think about the last time you went through a trial. I know that every time I go through difficulties and pain, I fall down on my knees and pray for strength and grace. We need grace most when we face trials. Trials force us to run to the arms of Christ because everything else around us is falling.

Our ultimate good is to be made into the image of Christ Jesus. This is the slow process of sanctification. Instead of looking for our hope and joy in this life, we must look to Christ for hope.

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. -Colossians 3:1-4 (ESV)

As believers, what hope we have!! One day we will be with the Lord and we will see Him face to face! Wait on Him, dear saints! He is our shield, our shepherd, our life, our salvation, our joy, our satisfaction, our hope, and everything else good. He never lets us go!

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