And though you feel many things have been delayed in your life, don’t give up hope. And while there have been many disappointments throughout your life, don’t fall into the temptation of giving up the hope placed within you. For surely you will have trouble in this world, but don’t concern yourself for these things. For this world, and this life is but temporary, and will very soon be just a memory to you.
So while you feel lost, and feel hopeless, and feel as though there is no path for you to make your way in this world, remember I am with you in all these things. You are not alone, and all my plans for you will come about in due season. For the greater glory hidden within you is still yet to be revealed. And the purpose for which you were born and created is still yet to be revealed fully. And while you have an idea of what this purpose is, you’ve only seen a small piece. You’ve only seen a glimpse. You’ve not seen it in its fullness.
And my hope will sustain you. Through many delays and many setbacks, my hope is near you and will sustain you through all these things, and even more. For my hope will not disappoint you as you draw yourself to me and abandon your appetites for foreign things, and foreign gods. For the things that will easily distract you will weigh you down, choking out the hope I’ve given you. For it is very easy for your mind and your heart to become concerned with distractions.
So while you feel tired and feel as though you cannot continue, remember your first love and call out to me. Call out to me and I will meet you right where you are. I will not ignore you. I will not forsake you. I will not abandon you. I will give you good things that will truly satisfy you.
So come away with me, Dearly Beloved. And we will walk hand in hand, and forget the hurt from the delays and disappointments. And we will walk in the joy and love between us.