My husband and I, both had several projects going on at the same time. Juggling them and trying to meet other obligations can get hairy at times. Occasionally, some things had to fall to the wayside or be put on the back burner while we handle more immediate matters. Then, even though it was gradual, it seemed as though things suddenly fell into place. The projects were not over, but we reached a pinnacle where approvals were granted and the bigger project could now get underway for an extraordinary finish. Why this happened all at once, only God knows! It was as if we had stayed Goliath! If you know the story of David, you know that it took a lot of time before he became king. He was refined, like pure gold before God set him on the throne, but he had victories along the way. So if you are wondering when the refining will end, it won't. Just rejoice in the small victories; our ultimate victory awaits!
In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 1:6-7