Our dying bodies make us groan and sigh, but it’s not that we want to die and have no bodies at all. We want to slip into our new bodies so that these dying bodies will be swallowed up by everlasting life. God himself has prepared us for this, and as a guarantee he has given us his Holy Spirit. So we are always confident, even though we know that as long as we live in these bodies we are not at home with the Lord. That is why we live by believing and not by seeing. (2 Cor 5:4-7 NLT)
Prayer: LORD, life feels especially hard at times. In those times, help me not lose sight of what is ahead. What is happening now is not how things will always be; what I feel now is not what I will always feel. This is true both for this life and what comes after. Thank You for the hope of a wonderful, unimaginable future with You! In Jesus’ name, Amen.