“No matter how great your pain is right now, it is not forever.”
I heard this quote from my pastor recently. The lesson is about our Eternal State with God himself. Forever.
We are reminded in Scripture to to focus on the forever. The problems that we encounter here and today are nothing compared to the Forever.
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, while we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are temporal, but the things that are unseen are eternal. – 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
I am reminded again and again how little I know about life. I cannot even manage my own problems this week, let alone my entire life. And my life is much more fortunate than many.
How little I know.
How little we all know about life.
We look at life as if it is about to crush us down. We look at what we see, hear, and touch, and define this as our life.
We measure ourselves by our accomplishments and our pains that we encounter.
How little we know.
God has not made us for this 70-year span here on earth. We are meant to be with him. Forever.
What will life be like when finally see God? How little will we care about our day-to-days pains from here on earth?
We will have stepped out of the shadows and will finally get to experience the REAL life.
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” – Revelation 21:3-4
No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. – Revelation 22:3