“Just for now. The challenge you are facing is just for now. The joy you are celebrating is just for now. The tide never remains in. It recedes to return again. Inhale and give thanks for your blessing. Exhale and release your burden. They are here just for now.”
I heard this quote/ poem on the radio today and it put me into tears. It gave me such perspective and I feel like I can apply it to every single situation in my life. It opened my eyes to the blessings God has put in my life.
In regards to our financial struggles, it reminded me that those will always come and go like the tides and they won’t last forever…
In regards to my marriage, it reminded me that there is no marriage in Heaven and it is a sweet gift that God has given us to enjoy here here on earth. But it isn’t eternal….
In regards to my daughter, it reminded me that even she (this is when I began to bawl like a baby) is “just for now”. She is a precious human being that God has entrusted Justin and I with to raise here on this earth….but that isn’t eternal either….
The ONLY thing that is eternal, from everlasting to everlasting, is God and the salvation that we can have through His Son.
I am so thankful that I have God in my life and I have a real relationship with Him. He’s not just some deity who makes up all of these random rules to follow. He has purpose for the lives of His children.
Thinking about this also made me get on my hands and knees and pray that our daughter would have that relationship, too. We don’t need to be sad thinking that everything on this earth is “just for now”. We can be grateful for what we have currently and excited for what is eternal.