Trouble Don’t Last Always
Those of us who grew up or spent anytime in Church has heard the phrase, “trouble don’t last always.” While it may seem like that it is a good phrase and one that would encourage a person going through some trouble, however for the one going through the trouble it feels like trouble does last always. Going through spiritual and emotional storms can feel like an eternity and the end of the storm does not seem to be near. The difficulties of life have a way of lingering longer than our good days, but the truth of the matter is many times we put more emphasis on the trouble than we do on our good days.
The Scripture reminds us that, for this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. I encourage you today to remember what you may be going through will not last forever. What you are facing is a light momentary affliction, and although it may not feel light, and it’s duration does not seem to be momentary, it will not last always.
God will come and deliver you out of your affliction and bring you into His marvelous light. What you are going through right now cannot even begin to compare with the blessing that God has in store for your life. Your hope is in God and not in what you are facing, but remember what you are seeing is temporary, but what God has for you is everlasting. Do not get stuck worrying about a temporary situation and miss the permanent blessing The Lord has for your life. This is just a light momentary affliction that I am facing, and I know that what God has for me is greater than what I am going through.
Since I am looking forward to the permanent blessings that God has for me I have no doubt, “It’s My Year To Get My Thing From My God!”
Lord do not allow me to focus more on the trouble that I may be facing now, and miss the blessing you have for me in the near future. My hope is in not what I see now, but what I know you will do for me. In Jesus name Amen.
Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY