There are times in the ministry when you get the feeling you are being buried under an avalanche of troubles. We hear reports of homes breaking up, national and international crisis, and personal problems. We must stay focused on eternal priorities or we will lose perspective as we live in this world. Many people are trying to build their heaven here. The right house, car, bank account, or station in life becomes their ultimate goal. For Christ to return would be an interruption instead of a joy.
While we are in this world, we will have tribulation. These physical bodies will wear out and be attached by disease. Our service for Christ will be unappreciated by many, and our days will be filled with troubles. Satan will attack and the world will oppose godly living, but take heart. Jesus has promised that His followers will overcome the world.
Remember the shortness of time, the depth of eternity, and the truth of God's World. The old spiritual says, "This world is not my home, I'm just a passing through." Let's not forget that truth today. The trials of this life will seem so small when we look on His wonderful face. Live for Christ and trust Him in the midst of the trials of life.