We must not expect much in this base world.
All our richest blessings are to come. This world is
but a preparatory state. We are disciplining and
preparing for the glorious inheritance above. But
how often, through wretched unbelief, we seem
to wish to have our all here. And although, from
bitter experience, we feel and acknowledge that
this poor world is polluted, and it is not our rest,
yet more or less we go on, often repining, because
we cannot have things just as we wish. Oh, to
leave ourselves in a loving, tender Father's hands!
He knows what we need, and what we ought to
have, and will deny us no good thing. But He must
judge for us, who are but as babes, who cannot
judge for ourselves.
(adapted from Mary Winslow's, "Life in Jesus")