Anticipation of Glory

I have been on pins and needles at various times in my life, waiting with uncontained excitement for the date of a planned event. The birth of a grandchild, a marriage, vacation, new job, even something seemingly small as a hair appointment. It could be anything that is significant to me.

Along with the anticipation came some disappointments. “Life” interfered with my plans, a sickness, injury, death. Any number of things can change well arranged plans in a matter of seconds. Such times remind me of the following verse-I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Rom 8:18

For us to share in that future glory we must also share in suffering. The plus side is the suffering is temporary and the glory will be for eternity. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Col 3:4

Whenever you find yourself struggling, I pray you will consider these thoughts today and be encouraged.

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
2 Cor 4:17-18

3 comments for “Anticipation of Glory

  1. September 22, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    As the great hall of faith in Hebrews 11 reminds us, “these all died without having their hopes realized.” (my wording) Though we may have trouble in this life, and struggles, we look for that city whose builder and maker is God.

  2. September 22, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    It is often easier to absorb this truth before one is actually in the context of suffering.

  3. September 22, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Very, very true. Thanks!

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