“This life, therefore, is not righteousness
but growth in (an alien) righteousness,
not health but healing,
not being but becoming,
not rest but exercise.
We are not yet what we shall be, but we are growing toward it;
the process is not yet finished but it is going on;
this is not the end but it is the road;
all does not yet gleam in glory but all is being purified.”
Look not at the things which are seen but the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears.
Faithful is He who calls you and He will also bring it to pass.
~1 Thesssalonians 5:24