I ran across this blog post recently and boy did it just about knock me down on my bottom. It's lengthy, but definitely worth the read. Towards the end, she writes
The story was still in the middle, but I wanted to flip ahead to the end, past the conflict and struggle and straight to the happy ending.
That line struck me to the core. Brought immediate, unstoppable tears. Reminded me where I was in my story. We have now been in this chapter for over a year with three losses, heartbreak, frustration, and basically no answers. At least no answers here on Earth. But I have hope. God knows what He's doing. He knows my story, even though I don't know it all yet. I'm still in the middle. I can't just jump ahead and read the last chapter of this book. I've got to wait it out, be patient, and know that God is in control. And that He is good.
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose." -Romans 8:28