"I missed the future. Obviously I knew even before his recurrence that I'd never grow old with Augustus Waters. But thinking about Lidewjj and her boyfriend, I felt robbed. I would probably never again see the ocean from thirty thousand feet above, so far up that you can’t make out the waves or any boats. so that the ocean is a great and endless monolith. I could imagine it. I could remember it. But I couldn't see it again..." -- Hazel Grace Lancaster, "The Fault in Our Stars" Does death rob us of our future?
The answer is no. God in his gracious and loving providence has planned your days down to the millisecond. Your life is filled with exactly what he intended. No more, no less. No life is cut short. There is nothing that any of us will miss in life beyond the days that were given to us. Hazel was robbed of nothing except being able to experience God’s deep comfort and joy in the face of death and terminal cancer. God robbed her of nothing. Her life was not enriched by egging a car or by angry speech or by having sex on her terms. It was diminished by those things. Your every moment was laid out before a single day had passed (Psalm 139:16-17).
Does God have something better for you than what you can imagine?
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