Did you ever have one of those times like when you are preparing for holidays, vacations, special church events, etc. and you are working so hard on getting ready for it that it seems totally overwhelming? You envision yourself "there" and on the other side of all of the work it took you to just get to the big day. It's like that for me right now. I have had a tremendous amount of work to do to be ready for Monday. I see a ray of hope...light at the end of this tunnel. It's going to be so glorious once the day actually gets here. As each new thing gets accomplished on my checklist I sense a ray of hope on the horizon.
If you are going through a hard time today and can't see the light at the end of your tunnel, be encouraged by Romans 8:18, "I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us."
The big reveal is coming...keep going!