Was God not in control here? Is He in control now? God’s plan is perfected in the wait, and we, His people are reminded throughout the course of redemptive history. To us, the best solution to a painful wait is to resolve it. Bring me my spouse. Give me children. Fix our family drama. Yet, God uses these periods in our life to break us. He breaks us to bless us. He breaks us so we can see Him and awakening our soul to the persistent reality of our need and how only He has ability to give us true joy!
A professor once said, “The whole of Christian life is becoming what God has already declared you to be.” The wait you and I experience is not abnormal to the Christian life, but is part of the very essence of the Christian experience. Our wait is painful, but it will pale in comparison to the glory we will one day see in eternity. Yes, children are good. Marriage is good. Sex is good. Promotions are good. Friendships are good. But God is better!
2 Corinthians 2:16-18 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
Adapted from Aaron Coalson