Monday, May 8, 2017
"For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all."
- 2 Corinthians 4:17
You may not call your troubles right now "light" and "momentary," but they are.
When we see our troubles compared with others', they don't seem so heavy.
We also have a God who asks us to come to Him with our burdens and He will give us rest.
Our troubles won't last forever.
They may last a day or a few years, but with an eternal perspective, they are only a moment—the equivalent of one second when we use an eternal calendar.
We must also see those troubles as achieving something greater—an eternal glory.
Those troubles introduce people to God's love and strength.
Outsiders watch a Christian's reaction to troubles and understand true faith.
The temporary is achieving the eternal.
It's tough now.
It'll be glorious later."
From "The 100 Most Encouraging Bible Verses"