17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, 18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal (2 Corinthians 4:17-18, NKJV).
We all have faced giants in our lives one time or another. We all have had trials and hardships, but in this scripture it tells us that our affliction is only going to last for a moment. Paul, the writer, is instructing us to live a godly life even in the midst of trials and tribulations. Paul does not want us to quit or become discouraged because it is only a “light affliction”.
As Christians, we should not be astounded by the problems we have. In 1st Peter 4:12, it clearly tells us to not be surprised by the trials that we will face. We have to remind ourselves that we do not have to face these trials alone. For the scripture says, Matthew 11: 30, “For my yoke is easy and my burdens are light” (NIV). Psalm 121
Paul is telling us, in this text, not to be caught up in the ungodly ways of whining and complaining.
Forgive me for the many times I whined and complained about my problems. Forgive me for not turning to You first, but instead turning to people. You are my rock, my mighty battle axe, and my way maker. God, from this day forward, I refuse to be discouraged by life experiences. I will trust You and only You!
In the Mighty Name of Jesus,
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