I've been feeling a bit dissatisfied of late over several things. It is a recurring battle in my life. and I know that I will still struggle with it, but after yesterday I think it will be easier to gain perspective.
Yesterday I was sitting at my desk feeling bored and bleh and unchallenged and desiring change and wanting to be more available to enhance the quality of my family's life when the thought crossed my mind to read from Our Daily Bread. I had not read from it in a while and in my mind I said, "I bet the Lord has a message for me." So I opened the book to August 10, 2010 and read this title - Now Is Not Forever. Now is not forever! Wow! Immediately I knew the Lord did INDEED have a message for me - Now is not forever. It is a moment in my life that will pass. HAVE FAITH! In the time of the Lord, it is just a teeny blip.
Reading on - "The confidence we have as Christians is that God has something good planned for us. Suffering was not part of His original act of creation, but it serves as a temporary reminder of what happens in a world where God's order has been broken. It also motivates us to spread the word about God's plan to redeem the world from the suffering caused by sin."
SO - we can't avoid pain, loss, sadness or, in my case at this moment, dissatisfaction. However, we can know that it is all temporary. That which is not relieved in this life will for certain be relieved in heaven.
"There shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away." Revelation 21:4