2 Corinthians 4:17
“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.”
When Paul was writing these words in his second letter to the church at Corinth, he mentions “light and momentary troubles.” Right! Go back a few verses and see what these light and momentary troubles were. In verses 8-9: “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” Isn’t it amazing that he calls these just light and momentary troubles? In comparison, what are our big complaints?
We certainly may be encountering trials and troubles, but it is nothing by comparison. We have become such whimpering babies about living out our faith that it is no wonder the world does not see Christ in us. It is essential that we look beyond the stress and see that a blessing is waiting for the believer.
Here is the bottom line: While we may encounter stress in many forms and in varying degrees, it is easy to get our eyes focused on the stress. Rather than seeking blessings, we are to look only to Jesus and constantly seek to please Him in all we do. Seek to have THE RIGHT VIEW.
May God richly bless you as you bless others by your words and actions!
– – – Pastor Cecil