Lately, a lot of people I know, including myself, have dealt with some kind of medical issue within their family. There’s also a lot going on in the world that causes anxiety, fear, and uncertainty. While all these things can leave a person feeling overwhelmed, what they leave me feeling is a longing for heaven.
As a Christian, (don’t worry, no preaching!) when the world feels heavy, I take comfort in Jesus’ words where he tells us that:
- He is preparing a place for us and is coming back for us. ~John 14:3
- In this world we will have trouble but not to fear, because he has overcome the world. ~John 16:33
Longing for heaven doesn’t mean that I’m ready to give up my pulse anytime soon! Rather, it means that no matter what I face on Earth, Jesus has overcome it and will walk through it with me. He has also taken care of me when my time on Earth is up. My eternity is secure and that gives me peace in comfort during whatever trials I face.