you're walking a hard road.
a good road.
a God road.
and while it's possible
that the night's sorrow will last long,
and your heart won't throb with the deep joy it was made for until that great morning,
i pray that the assurance of His presence
and the comfort of His hand in yours
and the hope - the sure hope -
of hearing His glad 'well done!'
will be enough, and more than enough
to light you through the dark 'til then.