Sometimes we see the dashing of our hopes and expectations as a sign of God's dissatisfaction. In so many cases, however, our perceived "failures" are simply our own unwillingness to relinquish our narrow, inflexible plans for God's greater one. Rather than seeing the conflict between our desires and His Divine Will as the betrayal of a promise, let us embrace it as a clear sign that He knows the work that remains to be done in us. And let us rejoice that our acceptance of this uncertainty is the necessary next step in achieving that place which He has promised us.
(The Place Promised in Our Early Days is available for instant viewing from Netflix.)