"Whatever we may have to go through now is less than nothing compared with the magnificent future God has planned for us." – Romans 8:18 PHILLIPS
Amid daily living, we can be absorbed by immediate circumstances. Demanding conditions make it difficult to think about the future. Perplexing problems fill us with worry.
Describing our plight, Paul described how, right now, we just know “a little fraction of the truth.” Trying to understand the challenges of life is like looking at “puzzling reflections in a mirror.” But there will be a time when everything will be clear (1 Corinthians 13:12).
We can be so preoccupied that it can be hard to get excited about this future. Yet the Bible promises, “the time will come” when all doubts will be resolved, all secrets will be revealed, and “we shall see reality whole and face to face” (1 Corinthians 13:12). We will experience the wonders of all God has prepared for us.
You may be going through challenging times and facing problems that seem impossible to solve. Your needs may seem overwhelming. You may not know how to get the answers to important questions. But the Bible assures you that whatever you are going through is “less than nothing compared with the magnificent future” He has in store for you.
Do not despair. God loves you and has a plan for your life. You can trust Him. His covenant promises are true and available for you right now. And He has already prepared a magnificent future just for you!
PrayerFather, thank You for the future that You have planned for me. I trust in You. Thank You for Your promises to me. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Extended ReadingRomans 8