We do not lose heart

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 NLT says, “That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. [17] For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! [18] So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.”

As Christians we should not lose heart. We have so much hope. Our faith and hope in Jesus should draw us along life’s highway towards our eternal home.

This life is not not all there is. We have an eternal home waiting for us. And Jesus Himself is waiting at the door to welcome us home!

We know in this life we have troubles and pain, but they are nothing compared to what awaits us in eternity. The Bible says the glory of heaven vastly outweighs our earthly problems and pain.

I believe as followers of Jesus we need to live today in light of eternity. To go about our days with hope in our hearts that one day we will see Jesus face to face. In His glorious presence all our troubles will melt away in an instant. They will all be gone forever.

The key for us is to fix our spiritual eyes on what is unseen. To imagine what it will be like to see Jesus face to face. To look into His eyes and feel His loving embrace. And to hear those eternal words, “Well done good and faithful servant”.

This is what keeps me going. This is what inspires me to press on towards the goal. How can I lose heart when this is my focus?

Prayer

Dear Jesus, thank You for the eternal home you have prepared for me. Thank You for the hope this gives me. Help me to focus on the eternal unseen things. Help me to live my life in light of eternity each and every day. In Your name, Amen.