“For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:17-18).
The corruptible self, which is doomed because of sin, is lifted with Christ to become an immortal child of God. What is the price? It was paid for by Christ. We have our part and it is, by comparison, small. What should we say when what we receive through grace is so much more than what we can imagine? The only thing to do is to endure the difficulties of this world with thanksgiving for the immutable glory the Lord is giving.
Lord, I often think in terms of the moment. Help me to see beyond this moment and never lose track of the reality of what You are doing. Guide me, O Lord, in the way of truth that I may now and always abide in You as You prepare me for eternity. Help me through those times when I do not see to keep my eyes upon You. Lead me as You know I need to be led to stay on this path upon which You have set me.
Lord Jesus, You know how difficult this world is. You know what it is to navigate through all of the forces of darkness that come against us. Lead me, O Lord, in the way of truth that I may not fall aside, but walk faithfully with You. No matter what comes, guide me in the upward path You have placed before me that I may be with You now and forever. In You is all hope to complete the journey of faith You make possible. Amen.