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Looking Forward

by Dr David Jeremiah

"...looking forward to these things..." - 2 Peter 3:14

Recommended Reading Titus 2:11-14

Whatever problems you're facing, news you're dreading, or burdens you're bearing--all will be resolved within two seconds of Christ's return. This world brings tribulations, yet we can be of good cheer for He has overcome the world (John 16:33). When He comes, He will give rest to the troubled, and an eternal weight of glory for those facing, "light momentary affliction" (1 Thessalonians 1:6; 2 Corinthians 4:17). The sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed (Romans 8:18).

One day soon our sighs will become songs, our heartaches hallelujahs, and our worldly woes will be swallowed up in everlasting joy. There will be no heavy hearts in our heavenly homes. That's why the Bible tells us to seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.

Let's set our minds on things above (Colossians 3:1-2). Great joy comes to those who look forward to the Lord's return. Learn to visualize it, meditate on it, speak of it, study it, and pray, "Even so, come, Lord Jesus!" (Revelation 22:20)

"Beyond the bounds of time and space, look forward to that happy place!" Charles Wesley

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