Miserable Days

It’s raining, it’s cold, and it’s the middle of summer. My wet weather gear has deteriorated somewhat since the end of winter and it wasn’t long before the water seeped through and saturated every article of clothing I was wearing, except for my socks which were neatly tucked in under a new pair of boots. Soaked to the skin and very uncomfortable. I was miserable and feeling rather sorry for myself. Then I thought of the hot shower to come within an hour or so; the warm dry clothes and the hot cuppa, and the wet cold misery guts that was masquerading as me relented and relinquished sovereignty to my usual self who once again  had hope!
As we look around us at the declining moral standards,the worldliness, the rampant divorce rates, (and that’s just in the church),and the crime, depravity and violence that pervades the world around us; when our personal lives are filled with health problems, marital stress, work related issues and financial woes, it is oh so tempting to allow ourselves to turn into miserable unbearable depressing sad-sacks that make everyone else’s lives as miserable as we think our own is, but we needn’t go there. Our time here is so very short. We have eternity to look forward to in which dwells righteousness and peace in the very presence of our Holy and loving Creator. We will stand before the very throne of God and sit at the feet of Jesus and look into the face of our Saviour in person. He personally will wipe away every tear, and make all the difficulties we are going through here a distant memory. There is our hope.

Tit 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.

A sure blessed hope of a resurrection with new bodies that will never die, never get sick, never grow weak. A Father who owns the entire universe at last able to dote on His children in person, never again to allow them to suffer pain or heartache or sorrow.

Ro 8:24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
Ro 8:25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
Ro 12:12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

What a hope. So at times when this life is beginning to get you down, times when the days here seem nothing but misery and heartache, look up, because Jesus is coming soon!

Ro 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.



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