The Already, and Not Yet of Our Existence

I think this quote by Paul Tipp sums up best, the feelings we all have as we live out our faith and salvation in a broken and fallen world. 

"Already God has given us his Word as our guide. Already he has sent his Son to live, die, and rise again for our salvation. Already he has given us his Spirit to live within us. But the world has not yet been restored. Sin has not yet been completely eradicated. We have not yet been formed in the perfect likeness of Jesus. Suffering, sadness, and death are not yet no more." ~ Paul David Tripp, What Did You Expect p.17