2 Corinthians 4:17
For the light and momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of of glory beyond all comparison.
There are ups and downs in life. Sometimes we want our life of faith to be a promise that bad things won't happen! But the bible never guarantees an easy life. We are promised that God is always with us. We may find God's presence in loving friends or family, and people who pray for us.
This verse reminds us that the challenges of life are temporary. “Momentary” and “light”, not meant to weigh us down! Rather we are being prepared for our eternal life in heaven. The promise of heaven -this is a promise beyond all comparison!
No matter what challenges we may face in life, there is something wonderful awaiting us. Heaven-to forever be in the presence of God and our Lord Jesus! In heaven there is no suffering or pain, no mourning, and God will personally wipe every tear from our eyes! What an extraordinary promise this is. We will eternally be singing God's praises, united with loved ones.
As we go through the stuff of life, we hold fast to this promise. We read the bible and prayer and are reminded that our losses and challenges are fleeting compared to our eternal reward.
Let's pray: Holy God, we thank you for the Bible sharing Your promises of eternal life with you. We thank Jesus for our salvation, and ask that we always be reminded that our earthly life is momentary. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.