I don’t know what you’re facing, but I hope you’re facing forward. I hope you’re a Christian who’s looking toward the future with our great God in heaven. I know we’re supposed to “live in the now”, and “be where we are,” but thoughts of eternal joy delight my soul. So, today I’m facing forward.
Notice that in your car there’s rear view mirror, but it’s very small. You need to be able to glance back at what’s behind you, but the big windshield is there for you to look ahead.
The Bible talks about looking ahead to the glory of heaven. Our past hurts and present trials seem so heavy, but remember, “this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison” (2 Corinthians 4:17). Our current pain is “light” and “momentary” and doesn’t even compare to the “eternal weight of glory” we will experience.
And so, facing forward, we must “look not to the things that are seen” [our troubles now], “but to the things that are unseen”. You can’t see heaven yet, but it’s real, and nothing on earth can match the joy that’s coming.
I’m facing forward today, looking ahead to the fresh and vibrant grace of God that awaits us. Grace is the free gift of God’s goodness to us. Just God blessing those who trust in Him. He saves us by faith in His Son, and “made us alive together with Christ.” He “raised us up with Him and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.”
Why has He saved us? “So that in the coming ages He might show the immeasurable riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:5-7). The future is bright! I’m looking forward to it.