Just Passing Through

Our present sufferings are not worth
comparing with the glory that will be revealed.
                              —Romans 8:18

Sometimes God’s children get testy when trouble comes. Why doesn’t he deliver the righteous from trouble and dump it on the wicked?

Asaph complained that the wicked prospered and were exempt from trouble while things had gone south for him: “In vain have I kept my heart pure . . . I have been punished” (Ps 73:13, 14).

But when he went to church, the lights came on: “When I tried to understand all this, it was oppressive to me till I entered the sanctuary of God; then I understood their final destiny” (Ps 73:16–17).

You’re just passing through. One day the war will be over, and you will go home. Then you will know that you “did not run or labor in vain” (Phil 2:16).

You are on a “forever” journey. Don’t judge
the whole trip by these first few here-and-now miles.

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