The BEST is yet to come.
Yes, the BEST is yet to come.
I’ve had to repeat these words to myself a lot over the last several weeks. I started to get so stressed out and overwhelmed with all the pressure of life’s responsibilities. It almost became too much to bear. Even to the point where I honestly began to wonder if things were going to change. It’s like the more determined I am to follow Christ and live according to God’s word, is the more challenging life becomes.
I felt like I was taking three steps forward but two steps back. Makes me think of the line, “if it ain’t one thing, it’s another”.
It wasn’t until last week that I had an Aha! moment.
I remembered reading Psalm 43:5 which says “why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again-my Savior and my God!” The Holy Spirit reminded me that “God who began a good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns” Philippians 1:6.
When I saw those words, I realized that the trials aren’t meant to discourage me. In fact, it’s the opposite. It’s during the challenge that my true resilience emerges. It’s during the challenge that I’m supposed to use my God given resources: praise and worship.
After all, the grace of God has carried me through so many battles and given me so many victories. There’s a verse in the book of Job that says “but he knows where I am going. And when he tests me, I will come out as pure gold” Job 23:10.
So often you’ll hear preachers say “when you look back over your life and see where God has brought you from, you just can’t help but say Hallelujah, thank you Jesus”. He gave me a promise that grace and mercy will follow me all the days of my life.
Maybe you’re asking what does that have to do with ‘the best is yet to come’? Well, it’s all about what you choose to believe. If you believe God and His word, you remember that after the test comes the testimony. Trust me, it works. God is faithful. He is not a man that he should lie, and if He said it in His word it will come to pass. “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away” Matthew 24:35.
So the journey continues…we walk by FAITH not by sight. Be encouraged. Be inspired. Stay blessed.