“So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.” (2 Corinthians 4:18, NLT).
Troubles/challenges/trials/problems, whatever you call them, are an inevitable thing one must face in this life. In fact, their presence is an evidence that you are a legal occupant in the earth. No one passes through this life without facing enough of them. If you have not experienced any problem in this life then it probably means you are not alive, you are irrelevant or not adding value to life.
As long as you exchange the carbon dioxide in you with the oxygen that the earth gives, you are a sure candidate for trouble. So the issue is not whether or not you will face trouble but how you respond to it. Paul writes to let us know that as long as a thing falls under the definition of trouble, then it is temporal. Focusing on or worrying about your troubles is fixing your eyes (mind) on the wrong thing.
Then what is the right thing? It is that which is permanent. Though we cannot see it with our naked eyes, it lives forever. It is the word of God. Isaiah 40:8 (NKJV) says, “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.” Learn to focus on what God says concerning the trouble before you, rather than focusing on the trouble itself.
In life there are two realities. The one you can see, which is governed by natural laws and the one you can’t see, which is governed by spiritual laws. It is dangerous for you as a spirit-man to take permanent decisions based only on natural laws that are temporal. You are deeper than that. Anything you can call trouble, will pass. It doesn’t matter what it is. The word of God should be your reality. Trust Him and hang in there, remember, He has already overcome the world and all its troubles just for you. #BeInspired.