I'm a planner. I like having stuff to look forward to. I enjoy looking at a busy calendar and seeing that there is light at the end of the tunnel. As I read these verses yesterday morning, I was struck again with the fact that this is the best thing I have to look forward to.
"And he will swallow up on this mountain the covering that is cast over all peoples, the veil that is spread over all nations. He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the Lord has spoken. It will be said on that day, 'Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the Lord; we have waited for him" (Isaiah 25:7-9).
Whatever you are experiencing this morning, whether it is a deep trial or a besetting sin, this is our hope. God will wipe away our tears on that last day. How do we know this? He has spoken. He has said that he will do it and we can trust him.
And what does he ask of us until that day? To wait on him. It doesn't always come in the time frame we are hoping for, but we have this assurance--God will do it. And when he does it will be worth the wait.