Life can be hard at times. Illness, tragedy, misfortune, loss and such may make life seem unbearable. An accumulation of negative events may lead to a sense of depression. It may look like things only get worse, never better.
Job experienced such depression. He said, “My days are swifter than a runner; they fly away without a glimpse of joy. They skim past like boats of papyrus, like eagles swooping down on their prey. If I say, ‘I will forget my complaint, I will change my expression, and smile,’ I still dread all my sufferings.” (Job 9:25-28). Life is hopeless.
Later, however, Job’s fortunes did improve. God blessed Job with renewed health, restored wealth and a beautiful family of children and grandchildren four generations deep. He couldn’t have imagined it in the days of his depression, but life was good again.
So, it is with Christians. We may have problems, sometimes tremendous problems, but in time everything will be good again. In fact, our ultimate future will be better than we could ever imagine now. Paul said, “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us” (Romans 8:18).
No matter what, Christian, God has blessings in store for you. Things will not get worse and end in personal destruction. Things will get better and end in personal victory and eternal bliss. We have God’s Word on it.
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“The Cunningham Papers"