Have you ever longed for something you wanted so badly you could almost taste it?
or tried to hold on to something that slipped through your fingers
no matter how tightly you held on to it?
That thing you have tried to grasp, but has always eluded you?
In pondering some circumstances I've experienced in my life,
or some "thing" that is missing which has greatly disappointed me,
or some "thing" others have which I don't have.
That "thing" may be the very "thing" that God will use to strengthen me
by His grace to conform me to His image.
I can't see it, but He can.
See the lack ...
see the disappointment ...
as maybe a gift instead of a withholding from God.