Romans 8:18 – For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
For me, this is one of those verses that brings proper perspective to the difficulties that happen in my life. Paul clearly had the right perspective when he looked at his life in the light of the life that was to come for him. Heaven is going to be everything you can imagine and much much more. Whatever you can dream up as the absolute greatest experience you could ever have, heaven will be even greater than that.
This weeks challenge for you is to look at every difficult experience with heavenly eyes. Every time someone cuts you off in traffic, be thankful there will be no traffic in heaven. Every time someone lets you down and does not keep their promise, be thankful that one day in the presence of God He will never let you down and will fulfill every one of His promises. When the electrical company turns off your lights because you didn’t pay your bill, be thankful that when you leave this world the glory of God will light up heaven forever! This week, as the Apostle Paul did, get the proper perspective on how things are right now on earth compared to how things will be forever in heaven.