Don’t Build Permanent Structures on Temporary Resting Places

“Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory He will give us later.”  Romans 8:18


You may be going through the most difficult time of your life right now.  You may be feeling that right now everything is collapsing in on itself.  It may be in a report from a doctor.  Maybe your spouse just informed you that they are done with the marriage and they no longer love you. It may even be a report from your job, you are being laid off. There may even be a report of a death of a family member or close friend. Whatever it may be, for you right now, this is the most difficult time of your life. However, we would like to share some truth with you.  If you stop right now and “camp out” on your fears and hurts, you are placing your faith on a temporary foundation. You need to know that Satan will do whatever necessary to make you build a permanent structure on that temporary foundation. Stop now and heed these warnings:

  1. The Devil wants you to believe and accept the liethat poverty, disease, rejection, tears or failure is your permanent lot in life.
  2. The Devil wants you to lose hope; He wants you to give up the pursuit of your God-given pursuits; He wants you to retreat, and permanently settle for that dark, empty and dry place of your life.
  3. The Devil wants you to believe that your best days are behind you. He wants you to believe that your current circumstances are the foretaste of the inescapable reality of your future.

But I am here to tell you that nothing is permanent in life. You are not stuck in your excruciating experience. Your situation is only temporary. With God’s help, you will be able to endure this pain, seasons will change, doors will open, tears will dry and pain will cease. You may not know how and when, but hold on to God’s promises and believe Him when He says, “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5.

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