Abraham did not die before he had Isaac. Joseph did not die before becoming the governor of Egypt. Caleb did not die before enjoying the Promised Land. Job did not die before God restored everything he lost. Nehemiah did not die before seeing the walls of Jerusalem rebuilt. Esther did not die before contemplating the victory of her people over their enemies. None of the heroes of the faith died before seeing, with their own eyes, the fruit of their sacrifice and enjoying it.
And why would it be different for us, when we manifest the same sacrificial faith they manifested?
The Bible says that God shall judge the righteous and the wicked, for there is a time for every purpose and for every work (Ecclesiastes 3.17). This is, regardless of the circumstances, God will make a difference in the lives of those who serve Him, because there is still time for this to happen, even if there’s only a short time remaining.
God is most interested in having you achieve happiness and a quality of life through the blessings you have pursued. Because, as it is written, He knows that “Sheol cannot thank You, death cannot praise You; those who go down to the pit cannot hope for Your truth. The living, the living man, he shall praise You, as I do this day; the father shall make known Your truth to the children” (Isaiah 38.18-19).
The Almighty is aware that you can only glorify Him while you’re alive, and He will not lose the opportunity of saving souls through your testimony.
Have you been waiting for a long time? Have you lost count of how many times you’ve sacrificed? Have you fought so hard, only to have to fight some more? The years are passing, and you do not even see a small sign that victory is at hand? Don’t worry. You will not die until you have seen and enjoyed the fruit of your sacrifice.
And, even after you have died, you will continue to enjoy it.