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Bible verses to help you keep your problems in perspective.
Nobody likes trouble. Yet the Bible tells us, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance” (James 1:2-3). It’s kind of counterintuitive, isn’t it? We tend to think of difficulties as bad, to be avoided at all costs. Yet it’s often through trials that our hearts are stretched, our prayer life deepens and we grow closer to God.
The up-close concerns of daily living sometimes cause us to forget that we are called to view life from a longer perspective, one in which “our citizenship is in heaven” (Philippians 3:20). “A thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by,” says Psalm 90:4. Part of faith is believing that God always has a long-term plan, one that extends beyond the grief and pain of today.
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I keep a list of Bible verses handy to remind myself of the long term nature of life. Some of my favorites include:
So if you are facing difficulties today… rejoice! Heaven awaits us, and when we are there the trials of this life will be put in proper perspective.