VERSE OF THE DAY
2 Corinthians 4:18
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.
Our troubles should not diminish our faith or disillusion us. Instead we should realize that there is a purpose in our suffering. Problems and human limitations have several benefits.
- They help us remember Christ suffering for us.
- They help keep us from pride.
- They help us look beyond this brief life.
- They prove our faith to others.
- They gave God the opportunity to demonstrate his great power. Don’t resent your troubles, see them us opportunities.
Paul faced sufferings, trials, and distress as he preached the Good News, but he knew that they would one day be over and he would obtain God’s great blessings. As we face great troubles, it is easy to focus on the pain rather than on our ultimate goal. Just as athletes concentrate on the finish line and ignore on their discomfort, we too must focus on the reward for our faith and the joy that last forever. No matter what happens to us in this life. We have the assurance of eternal life where all sufferings will end.
Father God in heaven, help us to focus our eyes only to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. Help us to fix our eyes not on what is seen, but not to what is unseen. Guide us to distinguish things that will not lead us to eternal life. This is our prayer in Jesus name we pray. Amen