Even with the joy of eternity in our future, the current stresses and worries in this world can often sidetrack us and keep our eyes on what’s happening in the here and now.
Paul reminds us that what we are going through is temporary and will fade into insignificance when seen in the light of eternity when he writes: "For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all."
(2 Corinthians 4:17)
Paul proceeds to give us the "how" when he says: "So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." (2 Corinthians 4:18)
One of the most popular Christian hymns is Amazing Grace. The final verse of the hymn says:
"When we’ve been there ten thousand years, bright shining as the sun
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise, than when we first begun."