Lately, I have hearing from people how life is a process. I myself have been experiencing life as a process. One thing that I think I can take away from this semester overall, both in the classroom and out is that we are in process. The Lord is at work in us. Some days I wish his work was complete. Obviously, I'm not standing with him in glory and he has not returned to renew all things, SO he is still at work.
I have spent a lot of time in Romans 5 this semester, apparently some of my professors have too. One of them pointed out this week that it is part of a process. He was giving perspective to our suffering, whatever that may be. The Lord is daily, maybe moment by moment refining each of us. Some days I feel like it takes for freakin' ever! But I know in the end the results will be glorious. Our Father doesn't disappoint. He is a loving Father who is looking out for us. He knows our every want and cares deeply for us. He can handle my questions and for that I am grateful.
[Peace with God Through Faith]
[5:1] Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.  More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,  and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,  and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
(Romans 5:1-5 ESV)