An elderly man was once asked what his favorite verse in all the Bible was. He quickly replied without hesitation it would be “it came to pass.” You see he had lived long enough to understand that we will face troubles and disappointments in this life, but those things are temporary. Apostle Paul understood this well when he wrote in 2 Corinthians 4:17-18
17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.
18 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.
Our affliction is just for “a moment”? Yes, in contrast with eternity it is a brief span of time. You can handle that trial for a moment. You can cope with that sickness for a moment. One of these days our troubles will pass. We have a hope of a better day!
The Psalmist said; “I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living” (Ps. 27:13). Be encouraged today. Don’t give up. A better day is coming. “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning” (Ps. 30:5). Your mourning will be over in the morning!
I had fainted unless I had believed to see. Some have to see to believe, but my challenge to you is believe to see. Have hope that a better day is coming your way! Don’t faint. Don’t grow weary in well doing. In “due season” you will reap if you faint not (Gal. 6:9).
Certainly we can have hope for a better day when Jesus Christ comes back for His church.
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.