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Sunday, July 15, 2012


2 Corinthians 4:17

"For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all." NIV

"For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory." KJV

What is one of the first things we are apt do when trouble comes our way? We react in a number of negative ways. We complain or go all the way into total anger and resentment. Have we forgotten that we live in a cursed world? A world that is full of troubles and tragedy and there is no respecter of persons. It rains on the just and the unjust. As Christians, our faith should be such that we are reminded in difficult times that this is the way of suffering, we all pass this way, and all the while our Lord is with us. The greatest thing to remember is that these problems are only temporary. If we stand strong in the Lord, the glorious eternity we will experience will erase any bad thing this world caused us.

Heavenly Father, we just praise and worship Your holy name that You have prepared for us eternal perfection with You. Forgive us for forgetting that when trouble comes to us. Fill us with the comfort and peace of the Holy Spirit during difficult times. And help us look up, knowing what is waiting for us. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.

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Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC
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bettyl said...

Another hard lesson to learn but it sure makes things easier when you know that He is always at the helm.

Karen said...

Thank you for another great post. God keeps bringing these verses to my attention. He is our Strength!

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