The joys to come will last forever.
—2 Corinthians 4:18
“Rejoice in the Lord always,” said Paul. And in case we were nodding off, he doubled down—“I will say it again: Rejoice” (Phil 4:4).
Now that we’re awake, he added, “Do not worry about anything” (Phil 4:6).
Unless you’re exceptionally good at multitasking, you can’t rejoice and worry at the same time.
In our fallen world, there are a lot of things that land on our worry list. But for God’s children, that list is stamped “Temporary.”
The rough patches and potholes are only annoying detours on the road to our final destination. “We don’t look at the troubles we can see right now; rather, we look forward to what we have not yet seen. For the troubles we see will soon be over, but the joys to come will last forever” (2 Cor 4:18).
At the end of the day
there will be no end of the day.