Dear Younger Me,
Hey, you. Glory is still to come.
I wish I had all the right words to tell you that could give you the direction and the peace you desire. I wish I could tell you everything about how life is going to be so you could know exactly what steps to take or what decisions to make to get there. That wouldn’t be faith, though. Hold onto God’s hand as He leads and know that what you are going through now will never compare to what God has in store. Remember that promise found in Romans 8 that God has glory that will be revealed later. Your struggles now will pale in comparison. Choose to believe that God has a future in store for you that you could never imagine, and I’m sure you can point out some of those beautiful things right now that He’s put in your life that you never could have imagined.
Remember that God completes what He starts, and the story doesn’t end with ashes. Psalm 71:20-21 says, “You have allowed me to suffer much hardship, but you will restore me to life again and lift me up from the depths of the earth. You will restore me to even greater honor and comfort me once again.” Right now, I know your prayer is that God would just restore you to life again and you could care less about having greater honor - you just want to be restored that bad. Yet, hold on to the promise that God is a Restorer and Redeemer, and choose to believe that glory is still to come.