Life is filled with highs and lows regardless of whether you believe in Jesus or not. The difference between the state of a true believer and one who doesn’t believe, is not only their perspective on life, but also their perspective on the afterlife. In Romans 8:18 Paul reminds us:
“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed to us.”
If you get a chance, continue reading the rest of that chapter. It is very uplifting to those who are suffering, or find this life too hard to bear. The Bible tells us that it rains on the just and unjust alike. So, blameless obedient believers may suffer the same trials as some of the most vile souls on this earth. The difference is found in this verse where Paul says, “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed to us.” The glory that he is referring to is eternity with our God in heaven.
Paul said, “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed to us.” I encourage you to remember that whenever you can, whether things are going well or not. The Bible teaches us to think on heavenly things. Setting our mind on the future glory of heaven certainly qualifies. The Bible also reminds us that this life is like the blink of an eye in the span of eternity. We are like a blade of grass that springs up today and is scorched away by the sun tomorrow. But eternity is forever. So, whatever life deals you, whether good or bad, remember that it will not last. Remember that there is a future glory that will last forever for those who believe and have put their trust in Jesus. If you haven’t made the decision for Christ yet, I encourage you to do it today. No one knows how long they will live on this earth, but we do know how long we will live in heaven or hell; and that is hundreds, thousands, millions more times than the span of this life.