Monday, February 04, 2013

Thought of the Day !!

"For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes."
                                                   James 4:14b (ESV)

We all have trials that we go through in this world.  There are temptations that we struggle with and pains that come about because of our own doing.  Many people will wonder if it's really worth it.  Many will give up on life or love or ever finding true happiness.  This is a sad reality.  It's sad mostly because there are things in this world, God-given things that can be used to lift us up.  There really are places of joy to be found for those who are hurting or just plain miserable.  There are people out there that care, even though sometimes we're hard to find because we don't show it well.

As wonderful as God made this world, with all it's beauty, with all our potential, there is a time that is coming where this old world will pass away and a new "perfect" world will arise.  And when it seems that the bad things of this world are holding you down, set your eyes to the future.  In the Book of James we read that "For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes."  You may think this life will never end.  But in comparison to eternity in Heaven where there are no more tears, pain, struggles, and most importantly sin, this life is but a mist that lasts but a little while.

Don't give up on today or you'll miss so much.  But when life gets you down, remember that what lies ahead is far better than what lies behind.  May God bless you and keep you and bring you happiness in this world and the next.

In the love of Christ,


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