Therefore, we do not lose heart.
Though outwardly we are wasting away,
yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us
an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen,
since what is seen is temporary,
but what is unseen is eternal. ~ 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
God is always so good! Life tends to put our hearts and minds in places where doubt and fear reside, but somehow, someway, God reminds us he is there. He whispers ever so delicately that no matter the pressure, no matter the circumstances, no matter how bleak things appear, it is all temporary. Nothing in this life is forever. There is nothing eternal here, nothing at all. Our very lives are but a flash in the timeline of this earth. And within our lives, every situation, every challenge, every moment is a blink of an eye. True, it may seem like it will last “forever”, but in reality as we look back at all that has occurred in the history of our lives, everything has come to an end somehow. Again, I reiterate, nothing lasts forever.
With that said, hold tightly to the promises of God to get you through the struggles of life and enjoy every celebration to its fullest. Make it a point to LIVE each and every day with joy, humility and love. Turn the other cheek when life punches you and knocks you down, knowing that God will honor that and bring peace and comfort amidst the storms. This is not to say there won’t be any pain, heartache, struggles, or despair. It simply means God is there with us to help us through.
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed;
we are perplexed, but not in despair;
persecuted, but not forsaken;
cast down, but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9
God will hold you no matter where you are or what you face in this life. Please rest in Him, letting His comfort, peace, and strength be your refuge.
God bless and keep you always and may you see the blessings in every situation and circumstance. In God’s love!