2 Corinthians 4:18 - Believing In The Unseen.
2 Corinthians 4:18 (NLT) We dont look at
the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our
gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the
things we see now will soon be gone, but the things
we cannot see will last forever.
There are two kinds of people in the
world: those who are going through a crisis, and
those who will go through a crisis. These days, it
seems youll encounter more of the former.
Jesus, at the end of the Sermon on the
Mount, talked about two men who built houses. One
built his on a solid foundation of rock, while the
other built his on an unstable foundation of
Then Jesus said this about both houses:
And the rain descended, the floods came, and the
winds blew and beat on that house (Matthew
7:25, 27 NKJV). It is not a matter of if the rain
descends; its a matter of when.
I wish I could say that well reach a
point in our lives when all our problems go away.
In reality, some problems simply replace other
ones. If were not pulling into or out of a
storm, well face one eventually.
Worse yet, storms can seemingly come out
of nowhere. It might be a hardship. It might be
anxiety. It might be a tragedy. But its something
that came up pretty quickly, and its had a
major impact on you.
Sometimes those trials and hardships in
our lives seem random, but they never are.
Matthew 5:45 tells us, For he gives his sunlight
to both the evil and the good, and he sends
rain on the just and the unjust alike (NLT).
The apostle Paul wrote, For our
present troubles are small and wont last very
long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly
outweighs them and will last forever! (2 Corinthians
Storms have a beginning, middle, and end.
And something will come out of them: an
immeasurably great glory.
We cannot control circumstances. Nor can
we control what people say to us or about us.
We cannot control everything that comes our
way, but we can control our reaction to it. [Greg
Laurie from Harvest Ministries;
LINK FOR FURTHER STUDY ON THIS PASSAGE
2 Corinthians 4:18: Believing In The Unseen:
If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in
hearing from you. Thanks in advance and let's keep
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred
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