Every season has an expiration date.
This season is particularly hard for me because my husband and I chose to take in some family to help them get on their feet. Amongst the family is 4 kids. 3 of them are 3 or under.
Everyday we are exhausted.
I am reminded of 2 Corinthians 3:18 “And we all, with unveiled face, continually seeing as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are progressively being transformed into His image from [one degree of] glory to [even more] glory, which comes from the Lord, [who is] the Spirit.”
What Paul is saying is that we are being transformed from the glory of the law, which is holy and righteous (Romans 7:12) but also earthly, to the glory of the Gospel, which offers us grace, forgiveness and life. The glory of the Gospel moves us from earthly glory to spiritual glory.
Everything we are going through and this walk with God in general is to help us move from earthly glory to spiritual glory. He is strengthening us while also testing our faith.
You say you trust God? Then trust him to get you through it no matter how long it takes.
You say you love God? So obey Him through what you are going through.
God cannot move you from glory to glory if you cannot pass the tests.
Every season has an expiration date. We have to move from glory to glory and faith to faith. So this too shall pass BUT remember Habakkuk 2:3 If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.
Pray through it. Learn through it . Grow through it.