Afterwards you will understand!
"You do not understand now what I am doing — but afterwards you will understand." John 13:7
We are to walk by faith — not by sight.
We are to trust His heart — when we cannot trace His hand!
We are to believe Him — when we cannot understand His mysterious workings!
The Lord is now working in nature, providence, and grace — and He does many things which we do not understand at present. But when His work is complete, and it lies stretched out before us in the light of eternity — we shall then . . .
comprehend His design,
admire His wisdom, and
adore His divine workings!
Beloved, is God cleansing you by fiery trials, or causing you to pass through deep waters? Are you at a loss to know what His design is, or where the present affliction will end?
Be still. Wait His time.
There is a divine working time — which is the present;
and there is a divine revealing time — which is to come.
The wisest Christians are often in the dark now — but the simplest Christians will see all things clearly by and by.
A little more patience, a little more faith — and all will end well.
"We know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God, and who are called according to His purpose!" Romans 8:2