Cary Cox, from Matthew 17:14-27. Followers of Jesus can expect both glories and heartaches, joy and suffering, victory and failure in this beautiful and difficult life of faith. The kingdom of God has come, and innumerable glories are ours! Yet our experience is incomplete as we await the fullness of the kingdom at Christ’s return. We are, therefore, both satisfied in Christ and unsatisfied as we yearn for the glory that is coming.