The Best is Yet to Come

“Life is a winding and troubled road. Switchback after switchback. And the point of biblical stories is to help us feel in our bones not just know in our heads, that God is for us in all of these strange turns.

The life of the godly is not a straight line to glory. It’s more like a dark and seemingly unknown trail through the mountains. There are rockslides and slippery curves, and hairpin turns that make you go backward in order to go forward.

But along this hazardous twisted road that doesn’t let you see very far ahead, and may even make you feel like you’ve been lead to the edge of the cliff, God gives us encouragement and hope that all the perplexing turns in our lives are going somewhere good.

Often when you think God is farthest from us, and has even turned against us, the truth is, that he is laying a foundation for greater happiness in our lives. God is plotting for our joy. He is plotting the course and managing the troubles with far reaching purposes for our good and for the glory of Jesus Christ.

The life of the godly is not a straight line to glory, but they do get there, God sees to it.

The best is yet to come.

That is the unshakable truth about the life of the woman and the man who follow Christ in obedience that flows from faith. I say it to the young, who are strong and hopeful. And I say it to the old, for whom the outer nature is quickly wasting away.

The best is yet to come.

God is at work in the darkest times for our good and for Christ’s glory. He will see to it that the glory of His Son fills the earth and in Him we will find everlasting joy. The pledge that God has made to his people is unbreakable.”

John Piper

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