There lies before us in our afflictions a vast and wondrous beauty yet undisclosed behind the fog, and like a theatrical curtain slowly pulled back to reveal a perfectly set stage God will sublimely unveil it in His own directed time.
And we shall be elated at the view, for it's against a backdrop of struggle and darkness that the best and most moving of stories have always unfolded.
Maybe nothing truly beautiful can ever take form on earth without the shroud of mystery and brokenness surrounding it— at least not the kind of beauty that takes our breath away and leaves us yearning to possess it.
"'Therefore I am now going to allure her; I will lead her into the desert and speak tenderly to her. There I will give her back her vineyards, and will make the Valley of Achor a door of hope. There she will sing as in the days of her youth...'" ~ Hosea 2:14-15