I can handle the cold, dreary, dark, depressing days of winter because I know that it won't last forever. Spring is coming, bringing something much better.
The same is true in the spiritual realm. Our life, here on earth, may not be easy. We don't always understand why things work out the way they do. But we can be sure that our trials here are going to be worth it.
So we're not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There's far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can't see now will last forever.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Posted in response to Word-filled Wednesday at Internet Cafe Devotions