If things don’t turn out as you hoped, be encouraged. In Jesus’s day, they had hoped that he would take over and become their king, and when they crucified him, they were disappointed and shocked. They had thought he was going to save them in their lifetime, but he saved them and us for eternity. What we are seeing is only the surface, a fraction of the truth. Will we ever know the whole story? Will we even care once the glory of God overshadows us? No, I believe nothing we’ve experienced will matter once we are in his presence.
I don’t know what will happen today; my only hope is that people don’t turn their backs on God if things don’t turn out the way they expect; they don’t understand the whole picture, none of us do. You may be facing the most critical test of your faith; stand firm, this is your Goliath, and you only need one stone to take him out, the stone that the builders rejected! Whatever happens, it will be interesting to watch it unfold. Stay tuned into the Holy Spirit; you need his presence, now more than ever.
This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone. And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:11-12