At other times, it happens more subtly. I have found myself in times where the excited hope of dreams and revelations slowly fade away into ordinariness, business and even cynism.
I have found these are times or situations where our patience gets tested. The wait may be a little while, or a little more, or years to decades for fulfillment. But the difference is that we have God. And like David, we can strengthen ourselves in our God. We can be certain that His Word and His Promises will not fail. After all, it is not the end that we can see, but the journey of our character being perfected and fully developed that carries onwards to eternity. This is immeasurable and priceless.
Consider it wholly Joyful, my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort or fall into various temptations. Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience. But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be perfectly and fully developed, lacking nothing.
- Jo Voon