“You stood before creation, eternity in your hand” – The Stand, Hillsong United.
It comforts me to know that our God is one that has eternity in His hands, that this life is not the only life that I should be limiting my perspective in. I remember the time that a preacher encouraged me that when we pray for Christians to be healed, we can pray in faith because it will be answered all the time. God wants to heal us, physically, spiritually and emotionally. Even if we pray for a Christian to be healed, and eventually he passes away, he will be healed because he will be given a new body. So no matter what happens, God’s healing will prevail. That’s why we can continue to hope even in times of troubles, for our God is an eternal God.
I’m reminded of these verses. To fix our eyes on things that cannot be seen.
“8 We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. 9 We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. 10 Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies.
16 That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. 17 For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! 18 So we don’t 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.”
– 2 Cor 4:8-10, 16-18 (NLT)