For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all (2 Corinthians 4:17).

The Thanksgiving meal is over. My legs are propped up on the hearth. I have every intention of dozing off very soon. The turkey's been attacked. The giblet gravy has been gobbled. The table is clear. The kids are napping. And the family's content. Yesterday's challenges on the trip getting here were lost in today's joy of the feast and the family.

That's what Paul meant when he talked of "our light and momentary troubles." God never said the journey would be easy, but He did say the arrival would be worthwhile.

Remember this: God may not do what you want, but He will do what is right — and best. He is the Father of forward motion.

Trust Him. He will get you home. And the trials of the trip will be lost in the joys of the feast and of the family. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm a bit tired from the journey, and it feels good to rest.

And the angel said to me, "Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb." And he added, "These are true words that come from God" (Revelation 19:9 NLT).

From Max's book, In the Eye of the Storm: Jesus Knows How You Feel.

Trust Him. He will get you home.
© Max Lucado.

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