I used to live life with expectancy. Not the good kind; I was waiting for the next bad thing to happen. I figured if I prepared mentally for it, it wouldn’t take me by surprise and wouldn’t hurt as much. That didn’t work. Not only did I still hurt just as much when bad things happened, I lived every day with the weight of the question, “What’s going to happen next?” and fearing a dreadful answer.
Then, I read something that changed everything. I had read it many times before, but this time, it flipped everything upside down (or, I should say, right side up). “…From glory to glory”. Not from valley to valley, but from mountaintop to mountaintop. The Bible verse talks about the transformation we are going through to look and be more like Him. Some versions say “ever-increasing glory”, which is even more exciting!
God sees what’s around the corner. He will be with you through the valley of the shadow of death, but He leads you to green, life-filled pastures. He knows there are bumps in the road, but He also knows the destination will blow your mind with amazingness. No matter if your cup is half-full, empty, or whatever it may be, He is pouring of Himself into it until you’re overflowing if you allow Him to. Get your hopes up, because His plan for your life is one of ever-increasing glory!