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It has been a long week. With lots of waiting!

Sometimes, when I’m waiting too long, I loose heart, and I find myself Weary by Wednesday.

Hurricane Irma had us waiting.

Where was she going?

What devastation would be left in her path?
When would utilities and communications be restored?

How did our evacuated homes and boats fare?

How were family and friends, who we couldn’t contact, when communications were lost!

Reality began to trickle in, with answers to our questions. There was good news, not so good news, and awful news.

It’s not just the aftermath of a hurricane, either. There are illnesses, family problems, loss of jobs and so many more troubles.

I am reminded during times of trouble, that God is still at work.

Although it looks bad, is bad, may be difficult, troubles here, on this place called Earth, are momentary.

Moments compared to eternity.

Though it doesn’t seem possible while we are in the midst of them, trouble will not always be.

Trouble doesn’t have to define us. 

So as Paul reminds us, fix our eyes, not on what is seen in the here and now, because this really is the temporary.

If we focus on the seen, and forget about the hope which the unseen, eternal big picture brings, we can forget our troubles may actually bring glory.

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Do you know your troubles today, will reap glory in eternity? I would love the chance to pray with you or talk with you about Jesus, and how His eternal grace changes everything.

Thanks for sharing your Wednesday with me.