Life—like motherhood—is full of hills and valleys. Some phases feel easy and fun, while others are very challenging. Maybe, like me, you’re coming out of a season of difficulty and hurt. Maybe you’re hoping this next week, month, or year will be better than the last, trusting God has a beautiful surprise around the corner.
Mama, I don’t know what this next season is going to look like for either of us. I hope and pray it’s a chapter sprinkled with glimpses of God’s redemption, restoration, and blessings beyond our wildest dreams. But even if it’s not, I want to speak God’s promise over you that will hold true in time: The joy is coming.
1 Peter reminds us what is unfailingly true for those in Christ. Because of Jesus’ resurrection, we have been born again to a living hope. We can live with great expectation of what God has promised. God is keeping a priceless inheritance for us in heaven. The Bible tells us it is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. God is guarding us for a salvation to be revealed at the end of time.
So what does that mean for us right now? It means we can be truly glad today. Our joy is guaranteed, even if we face hard times on Earth. Compared to what’s coming, these ongoing trials will feel like “a little while.” I’m convinced that in His goodness, God will also give us glimpses of His joy here and now. Hold on a little longer, Mama. Your joy is just up ahead and it will be so worth the wait.
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