2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
Romans 8:18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
This morning as I read these two scripture verses…my heart was so overjoyed. I thought to myself…God considers these extremely difficult things we go through…light compared to the eternal glory that waits for me in heaven? You mean…heaven is so awesome that this will seem light in comparison? Yah- hoo- weee!!! Thank you Jesus!! Glory to God!
I believe I CAN endure this life!! I want to!!! If this life… as hard as it is… can’t even be compared to what awaits me….I’m going to take advantage of everything that God has given me to use to… make it in this life… no matter how hard it is because… a life that my mind can’t even imagine is waiting for me!
I got a microscopic taste of this in one of my visions and prayer times with the Lord and I tell you….I wanted to go to heaven right at that moment. I felt incredible peace, happiness, and an enormous amount of love coming from a microscopic billionth of a drop of this… that I felt in this vision. I fought to follow the love but could not. There is so much more to our afterlife…being with God…being in heaven and experiencing the greatest wonder in the whole universe with the greatest supernatural Holiest Being.
We can’t ever wrap our minds around this awesome goodness. It’s so great that this life will seem like it was a breeze. No… God doesn’t make light of what we are going through now. He’s not gruel!! He knows what it’s like to suffer. He knows all about evil. This is why we have His very own Holy Spirit living inside of us. He’s there to HELP us 24/7. We must remember this. God did not promise us that everything in our lives was going to be a piece of cake. He warned us of the enemy’s tactics and He gave us a way through our troubles and said He will be with us in our troubles. He also said there will be a crown for those who have suffered.
This is God’s way and its best just to believe what He says. Trust Him and don’t doubt all that He revealed to us in the bible about all the help He will provide for us. Don’t try to understand Him. That will only bring on doubt and fear. Don’t try to wise Him out….you can’t. Just be like a child and trust your Daddy…your Abba Father! It’s so hard for some people to do this. We want to use our little human brain and look into all God actions, words and motives….we try to trip Him up in His words…catch Him off guard and say….see.
Check your brains at the altar and put your trust at His feet. Can’t you just believe in what He can do? Can’t you just trust and accept His plans for you? What are His plans for you… you ask? 1 Peter 5:10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
John 14:2-4 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. 2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4 You know the way to the place where I am going.”
Revelation 22:1-5 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2 down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. 3 No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. 4 They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. 5 There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.
Message for today: I know life is hard…it’s been very hard for me too…I know! But I want to encourage someone out there today that if you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior…THERE IS the best thing waiting for you after you finish the race of this life and you are transitioned to that place your brother Jesus gave His life for you to have. You will have a wonderful life with God who will be everything to you and provide you with an indescribable glorious life for all eternity. You will never suffer anything ever again. You made it through yesterday and you can make it through today and tomorrow!!! I’m yelling at you now with my hands on your shoulders….looking you dead in your eyes!! Now I’m giving you a really big hug! You ARE going to make it!! Trust our Father God!
To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— 25 to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen. (Jude 1:24-25)