So we aren’t depressed. But even if our bodies are breaking down on the outside, the person that we are on the inside is being renewed every day. Our temporary minor problems are producing an eternal stockpile of glory for us that is beyond all comparison. We don’t focus on the things that can be seen but on the things that can’t be seen. The things that can be seen don’t last, but the things that can’t be seen are eternal. We know that if the tent that we live in on earth is torn down, we have a building from God. It’s a house that isn’t handmade, which is eternal and located in heaven. We groan while we live in this residence. We really want to dress ourselves with our building from heaven— since we assume that when we take off this tent, we won’t find out that we are naked. Yes, while we are in this tent we groan, because we are weighed down. We want to be dressed not undressed, so that what is dying can be swallowed up by life. Now the one who prepared us for this very thing is God, and God gave us the Spirit as a down payment for our home. (2 Corinthians 4:16—5:5, CEB)
Our temporary minor problems are producing an eternal stockpile.
I don’t know about you, but this eternal stockpile is going to be huge!
But honestly, I know and I hope you know that the trials and tribulations we face here will be completely outdone by the glory we will live in in the fulfillment of God’s kindom.
When the new heaven and new earth are formed and we are all finally with God for all of eternity there will be no comparison.
So face the day, knowing that it will get better. Better than you can imagine.
Loving People. Loving God.