The below post is part of an ongoing series I’ll be doing in 2020 entitled, DISCOVERIES, which will feature unfinished or not-posted content found in my Draft Archives during a review conducted in January 2020. The present post contains the original content, edited lightly for publication.
Sometimes, we fetch it a beating.
We make poor choices and suffer the consequences.
We make the right choices, but the devil comes at us.
In some seasons, trouble pours on us like rain.
I know that the path we walk here is hard. Loving others is work. We invest in brothers who relapse or walk away. We get hurt, throughout our lives.
But for those who are in Christ, this present pain is a passing thing. The Lord is an author writing an eternal narrative of infinite significance. His story is larger than any empire, any person, or any problem.
Christ is risen. Christ will return. Right and just Judgment will be given.
And then, …
All the hardships, the bitter disappointments, and the stings of death will cease:
“He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces,
and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the Lord has spoken.
It will be said on that day, ‘Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the Lord; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.’” – Isaiah 25:8-9 [ESV]
Face today with courage. Live today in peace. Victory is coming—-maybe not tomorrow, maybe not next Thursday, but it’s coming.
He is coming. And while we wait, his grace is sufficient and his mercies are new, every single morning.