"In a hundred years none of this will really matter."
The person on the other end of the phone said that to me yesterday. That's a true statement but flawed for this time in life. Right now...this "thing" that won't matter a hundred years from now...really does matter!
We all could say that about whatever is going on in our lives today. But the thing is, if it matters to us right now...in the here and now...it matters to God! It doesn't matter what it is either. Maybe it's a small thing...you didn't remember to take your lunch to work but...God provides and your friend just happened to bring lunch to share with you that day. Maybe it's a big thing...they cut jobs where you work and yours was one of them...God provides and you get a call telling you the job you applied for 6 months ago is available...are you? The point is, right now...it all matters...even if a hundred years from now it won't.
So...what do we do right now when the things that really matter to us happen in our lives? When job loss happens...sickness happens...addictions and what comes from them happens...when (insert your circumstance here) happens?
For a lot of people, they just get by the best way they can. Deal with the issue and try to move on. As Christians what we should do is pray and pray. Ask the Lord to see us through this...pray for His guidance...His peace...His help...His love. Ask Him to put His arms around us, or the ones it directly affects...because sometimes it's not you...that is going through what is happening in life. Sometimes it's people that you care about. We will have problems here...people we love will have problems here. We must rely on the Lord to see us and them through...
"I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world."
He is bigger than any of the things that we are going through in this life. All we need to do is trust in Him to see us through these times. Sometimes...it's hard though. We are human and our feelings and emotions...two words I have come to not like...get the best of us. We need to get a new mind set...a new heart set...and just trust that He has everything under control.
So, maybe I should start thinking like the person on the other end of the phone..."In a hundred years from now...in Eternity...none of this will really matter."