One of my favorite verses of Scripture this week has been the New Living Translation’s 2 Corinthians 4:17-18.
“For our present troubles are quite small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us an immeasurably great glory that will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see right now; rather, we look forward to what we have not yet seen. For the troubles we see will soon be over, but the joys to come will last forever.”
I completed chemo 15 yesterday. I have one more to go on August 19, then more of the adventure continues with surgery and radiation (details not known yet).
Chemo has been going since March! Doesn’t seem long to you perhaps. It has seemed like an eternity at times, especially under the more aggressive combo.
At times, falling into the thought of the foreverness of it all has been discouraging. I’m sure you understand.
Have you ever felt that way about a trial, an illness, suffering, or persecution; like it will never end?
This verse has ministered to me greatly this week facing the 15th treatment and then going through it. Now, it’s comforting that all the side effects will be endured this time and then just one more time even if it is days at a time. There’s an end. I cannot tell you how excited I am about knowing this.
Well, ultimately, there’s an end to ALL the trials and afflictions every one of us faces. The believer in Jesus Christ has the comforting knowledge that there is a heavier weight of glory on the other side of all this stuff on earth. That glory lasts forever. Chemo comes to an end. Glory goes on. Hallelujah!
What’s your favorite verse this week and why? Leave a comment! Thanks!