GOD’s Word reminds us of HIs eternal perspective on our suffering. Suffering is miserable. We hate it. It seems to last forever. But in light of eternity? It is transient and momentary! Not only that. Eternity will be glorious by comparison. This passage is truly encouraging isn’t it?
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
II Corinthians 4:16-18 ESV
This is a reminder both of how transient our suffering is and how glorious eternity will be! It definitely helps to be reminded of how our situation fits into the overall scheme of things. That doesn’t mean it isn’t difficult. It may be downright hideous. But by eternal standards, it is described as momentary and transient.
Eternity is described as beyond all comparison…and glorious! How great is that?
And in the meantime? GOD is renewing our inner selves each day…despite the fact that our outer bodies are wasting away.
Blessings! May the GOD of hope be with you!