by Bob Hardison
Q: My wife passed after an illness during our brief marriage. I’ve lived a lonely, sad life. My health has declined and my joints ache from arthritis. What is there for me to look forward to?
A: I can only imagine your tragic loss and your constant pain. Life can be very hard to endure.
While we live on earth, everyone suffers from Columnist some type of pain and heartache.
As we suffer hardship, we need to keep in mind, God knows our struggles. The Apostle Peter urges us to “cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you” (1 Pet. 5:7). We are not alone.
While things may not get better for us here and now, Christians should lift our gaze from the temporary to the eternal. This life on earth is brief compared to life throughout eternity. The Apostle Paul exclaimed, “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us” (Rom. 8:18, 21).
Any suffering we experience in this life is short and comes to an end. God has a wonderful future for His children in heaven. What we hope for in Christ will one day be fully attained.
To experience the peace, forgiveness, abundant life and eternal life God desires for you, you need to receive Christ into your life by turning from your sins and believing that Jesus Christ died for you on the cross and rose from the grave. Through prayer, invite Him to come into your heart as your Savior and to control your life as your Lord.