It has been two months since I have blogged on here. I have tried time after time and come up with nothing. It’s like writer’s block I guess. I prayed about it, and this subject came up this morning.
When we go through difficult times in our lives, it’s easy to take our eyes “off the prize.” We often concentrate only on what we are feeling and what we are dealing with at the time. I know that this is often true for me.
In the verses below, Paul talks about suffering. He says that our sufferings are NOTHING compared to what WILL BE REVEALED to us! But, if we wait patiently and in eager expectation for what God is going to do in our lives, like it says in Romans 8 verse 19 and in verse 25 God will give us the glory. That is what Paul is talking about in verses 18 – 27. Paul talks about future glory.
18I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed.
24For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? 25But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
One of my favorite verses in the Bible is where John is talking about The New Jerusalem. Read these verses and take comfort that one day soon our tears and our pain will be gone. There will be NO MORE TEARS! No more suffering and no more trials.
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.
Jeremy Camp is one of my favorite Christian singers. This man has been through some trials and pain in his young life. He lost his first wife due to Ovarian cancer in the short time they were married. Read what Wikipedia says about them:
Camp has been married twice. He and his first wife, Melissa Lynn Henning-Camp (born October 7, 1979), were married on October 21, 2000. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and died in 2001, when he was 23 and she was 21. Some of his early songs reflect the emotional ordeal of her illness. “I Still Believe” was the first song he wrote after her death. “Walk By Faith” was written during their honeymoon. In December of 2003, he married Adrienne Liesching, former frontwoman for The Benjamin Gate. They have two daughters: Isabella Rose Camp (born September 25, 2004) and Arianne Mae Camp (born April 5, 2006).
Take heart if you are suffering. No matter what you are going through, God knows and He is RIGHT there with you … ALL the time. He is walking it right beside you.
Have a very blessed rest of the week.
Here is Jeremy Camp talking about suffering and hope. And then take a minute and listen to a music video on his newest song, “There Will Be a Day.”