“When a woman gives birth, she has a hard time, there’s no getting around it. But when the baby is born, there is joy in the birth. This new life in the world wipes out memory of the pain.
The sadness you have right now is similar to that pain, but the coming joy is also similar.
When I see you again, you’ll be full of joy, and it will be a joy no one can rob from you. You’ll no longer be so full of questions.
“This is what I want you to do: Ask the Father for whatever is in keeping with the things I’ve revealed to you.
Ask in my name, according to my will, and he’ll most certainly give it to you.
Your joy will be a river overflowing its banks!
John 16:21-23, 23-24 MSG