This passage is largely about hope. It is about going through difficult times with the hope that there are better days ahead. It is about finding hope in knowing that death and decay often give way to birth and new life. It is also about longing, yearning, and waiting patiently for goodness, life, and light to triumph over sorrow and pain.
When was a time your patience was rewarded with an even greater gift than you imagined? What gift from God are you waiting for? What promise do you hear this passage speaking to you?
Today, lift your greatest hopes and dreams to God, finding assurance that regardless of the outcome, God is listening.