He is always up to something. He has always got a bigger purpose than just your personal circumstances. He wants to help you in your personal circumstances, but God is so present-future in the way that He is. He stands in your present, but He is also out there in your future. He understands who you are right now, and He has grace for who you are right now, but He also sees who you are becoming, and He knows the value of the situation you are in right now to enable you to become the person He sees that is emerging.
(from Encouraging Yourself in God, available to download here – https://goo.gl/hjuBX5)