Many years ago, about twelve, God gave me a message for a good friend dealing with something life-changing and painful. I found it today in an old journal. It still encourages me today and I pray it encourages you as well:
God is working in your situation and mine right now. Sometimes it is hard to trust because we can’t see how he’s working; sometimes we can see how he’s moving in a situation. And even if we don’t see it now God is still in control, enthroned in Heaven, able to sustain us and carry us. It is in the times that we don’t see him yet continue to seek after him and trust him without compromising our faith and relationship that we earn a far greater reward. For it is easy to trust God when you can see his hand in a situation, but more rewarding to trust him when you can’t.