“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all” –Cor 4:7, (NIV).
Was there a life that did not experience any troubles? Was there a time where there were no challenges! Upheavals are a normal course of life. It is not just the corona virus that has upset the lives of most of us, but even without, we knew we faced troubles in our daily lives here and then.
The troubles we pass through can sometimes appear overwhelming. They could be financial troubles where we seem whatever we do we can’t make ends meet. There could be troubles of relationships that are aching our hearts. Sometimes there are physical troubles regarding our health which is continually challenged.
There are places around the world where the troubles are sharing the Gospel of Christ. It’s a taboo in some work places to dare mention the name of Jesus as a saviour of mankind. This can result into loss of a job or incarceration.
Today in our verse we are reminded that for all the troubles we go through there are momentary. It means for us that they will certainly not last and we have also a hope of a better future. Let us not despair. Compared to what await us whatever troubles we are going through there are momentary and soon, not very long, we shall be rejoicing with our Father in heaven, in eternity.
Prayer for today: Lord Father in heaven, today I pray that whatever troubles I experience I may know there are temporary and can’t be compared to the future in you that waits those that believe and trust in you!