Someday, my son will live without his disabilities, including these seizure-like episodes he is experiencing. Someday, I will live free from all the temptation of sin. We will both see clearly: For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known (1 Corinthians 13:12).
Those of us living with disability in our family are living in a gap. We know that all of God’s promises are true, and we know that some of those promises will not be fulfilled for a very long time (probably).
I’m working my way though Joel Beeke and Jame LaBelle’s book, Living by God’s Promises, and came across this helpful paragraph (emphases in bold are mine):
Thus, if we steadfastly believe and rest on the foundational promise that God is our God, we will find more comfort than we could find in all the world. David expresses this beautifully in Psalm 56:8-11: “Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book? When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me. In God will I praise his word: in the Lord will I praise his word. In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.” Caught in the gap between God’s promise (1 Samuel 16:11-13) and its fulfillment, David finds a world of comfort in the foundational promise of God that God is for him. Beeke and LaBelle, p. 17
Yes, even today I know that God is for me! God is for all his children who have been called into saving faith!
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1).
And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age (Matthew 28:20b).
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you (John 14:16-17).
Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. Psalm 90:14
Yes, I do find a world of comfort that God is for me right now even as I hope in future grace.