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Monday, February 16, 2009

Temporary Insanity

Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. For the 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. 2nd Corinthians 4:16, 17, 18 (New American Standard Bible)

I tend to forget at times that my here and now will soon be there and went. I become pretty much focused on my present journey and the current world insanity forgetting that I am only a pilgrim passing through a small valley on my way to a better and eternal weight of glory.

The times are crazy. What is evil passes for good and what is good is openly condemned as evil. Thankfully I cling to Galatians 2:20 believing the life I now live is through the Son of God. Fortunately the pain and suffering associated with everyday living is, I realize, only temporary. Yes, this too shall pass. My inheritance lies in a better land, the land where the Lamb is seated at the right hand of the Father and it will be here I will be able to behold Him in all His victorious glory forevermore. The trials of this time will one day be no more. I will receive my inheritance and a place of peace and well being in the Lord’s new kingdom.

If this world were all there was I could cry with the apostle Paul “God forbid!” But with all the insane developments I see going on around me I can rest assured it is only temporary insanity. The Lord has promised me a precious heritage and an eternally first-rate life. He has always been in control and is currently sorting things out to His glory; the world situation is no surprise to Him. He is as good as His word and when the world is acting out of control around me I take heart in what He has in store for me.