23 And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children, including the new bodies he has promised us. 24 We were given this hope when we were saved. (If we already have something, we don’t need to hope for it. 25 But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently.) Romans 8:23-25 (NLT)
Some days, it feels like we take three steps forward and then two steps back. Nothing seems to be working according to plan (our plan anyway). It can be very discouraging.
The Bible affirms this. We groan, we wish for something different....like maybe Jesus would come. As we are waiting though, God does not leave us. We get glimpses of his work. Maybe, just maybe, if we looked for him more in all the events of our lives, we'd see even more of his glory. Instead, we focus so much on what we are doing (instead of what he is doing), that we often miss it.
Today, pray with me that God will open our eyes to see where he is working. Pray that he will open our eyes to recognize the glimpses of his glory in everything around us. Where do you see him? What have you missed because you are so focused on the end goal instead of the journey? Will you pray that with me today?