LOOK WHAT IS AHEAD!
But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells. —II Peter 3:13
Think of all the wrong that exists in our world— all the unrighteousness. Sin has infected and affected every area of this world we live in. Prisons and hospitals exist because of the fallen state of this world. Wars and personal conflicts exist because of this fallen world. Our list of wrong and unrighteousness could be quite long.
But let us not focus there. As followers of the Lord Jesus we are in this world, but we are not of it. “We are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.” Ponder the place of perfection we will be living in one day. There will be no wrong there and no unrighteousness. What a joy that will be.
There are so many difficult situations that those who know Jesus are going through. These are heart-wrenching from the human standpoint. There is real pain and sorrow. But let us not focus only on those difficulties. Let us rejoice in His promise of what is to come. Be faithful now and be expectant for what is to come. Yes, be excited for knowing Him now and for the hope of being with Him in the not too distant future in that perfect place. Yes, rejoice! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIpnW3rtRQ4