Hope For Our Hardest Days
By Kristen Terrette
“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” Romans 8:18
Once I became a grown-up, I quickly realized life wasn’t full of roses and unicorns.
I’m constantly asking God for help with my meager parenting skills, marriage, our finances, wisdom I could give to loved ones battling life’s tragedies—like the devastating loss of a family member or marriage.
Some days I’m scared to answer the phone, afraid of the news that could come from the other end.
I hate feeling helpless over the circumstances that seem to swarm like hornets around me. I can only pray Jesus hears my heart’s cry and reduces my anguish over the problems that are out of my control.
Thank goodness my life in this fallen world isn’t my final destination, or yours, if you’ve put your faith in Jesus. When our earthly days are over, we’ll be received into heaven for eternity. We get to sit before our King forever. We’ll no longer deal with hatred, sickness, or monthly utility bills. We’ll never watch loved ones go through chemotherapy or counsel a friend with a failing marriage. We won’t bring our adult problems into heaven with us. We’ll be glorious and made perfect in Christ’s image. Thanks be to God for this!
Take a moment to praise God for His promise of glory that’ll be revealed in us upon entering His Holy Realm.
Kristen Terrette holds a Master's degree in Theological Studies and served as a Children's Ministry Director for five years. She cherishes her Southern roots and currently lives forty-five minutes outside of Atlanta, GA. She’s following her dream by writing Christian fiction during the day and being a wife and mom come early afternoon when the family arrives home. She serves on the Wholly Loved Ministries team, serves at her local church on the women's leadership and teaching team, and writes for Crosswalk.com. To see her blog and novels, check out her website at www.kristenterrette.com.
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Originally published Wednesday, 13 March 2019.