Adversity

Yesterday, Isaiah 30:20 says   20 though the Lord gave you adversity for food and suffering for drink………………………

 Today I am reading and come to 2 Corinthians 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.

It is comforting to know that my troubles are small and won’t last very long.  It is cool that my reading this morning is a tag off of yesterday.  You can’t plan this stuff.  So as I sit here and ponder the last part where it says “won’t last very long” That could actually mean a couple of years which is not very long if you live to be 80.  It could also mean a couple of days as well.  It is all in the Lord’s timing not mine.  Since we are just a mist in His eyes ……………

James 4:14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.

So after all of the above … I think it is safe to say that if you are going through some crap.  No one knows how long it will last but it will produce a glory that will outweigh and outlast anything you could imagine.  That is a good thing!

Be blessed today and walk as Sons and Daughters of the King

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