Holy God, there is no one like you, who prepares your way. Bring me the vision that looks past my current circumstance to see your glorious coming kingdom. Grant me stubborn joy and unspeakable anticipation for a future with you. Show me the sapphire pavement under your feet and the giant gates of pearl. May they outshine the day’s concerns and brighten my every step. Though there may be sorrow and struggle now, one day there will be unending joy. Thank you, in the name of Jesus, who fulfilled the law and brought the new covenant, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.” (John 16:22 ESV)