“For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever.” 2 Corinthians 4:17 (NLT)
Bask in those glorious moments when everything comes together and God has finally given you some insight on what he’s been doing. Up until this point, you’ve been trusting him and walking with him without knowing exactly what he was doing. These moments are so sweet and refreshing, not only because they affirm God’s presence in our lives, but also because they always come after a hard trial or test of some sort. Be thankful that you now have a greater understanding of how God works in your life and in the world around you. This understanding brings you peace, strengthens your faith and refreshes your soul.
So, take a look around. What has he done in your life due to your obedience? Has he taught you how to master some area of your life where you were lacking discipline? Has he developed some new skills in you that you will need for serving his purpose? Maybe he has answered those prayers that you so desperately needed answered. Whatever it is, you are now not the same as you were before and it shows! You have seen his glory and the end result of those trying times that you are now on the other side of and it is good! This is a magnificent testimony to the power of God. Be thankful for these peaceful moments and abide in them. For after the harvest, we must sow again.
Prayer: Father thank you for giving us understanding of your vision. For those moments are so sweet and refreshing to our spirits. Thank you for leading and guiding us and for the gift of your Holy Spirit which sees us through any affliction we may face. In Jesus name, Amen.