“But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior. He will take our weak mortal bodies and change them into glorious bodies like his own, using the same power with which he will bring everything under his control.” Philippians‬ ‭3:20-21‬

It’s human nature to judge everything by what we can see, touch, feel and hear because our bodies are created to respond finitely.

We can get sucked into the mindset that says “This is all there is.”

When we see life as being the sum total of all that we will ever experience, it gets discouraging. We want more from life. We want better relationships. We want more toys in the garage. We want to feel validated by those around us. We want to be free of the pain of abuse.

As believers in Jesus we should never forget that what we see here is temporary. The beauty of Jesus coming to earth is that he experienced firsthand the weakness of the human body and soul. That means he understands our longings. That means he understands our desires and our disappointments.

Jesus left us with an amazing promise. He promised us that the things we experience here on earth are temporary. The beauty we see will be better some day because he will return and bring us home to be with him. When we get home to be with him the struggles of today will seem minuscule in comparison to what we’ll see there. And these weak bodies? They will be transformed into bodies that will never get old, never get weary, never fail us! So don’t be discouraged by your weakness.

Don’t be afraid of the way things are around you. Remember that in the end we will be victorious and perfect because of Jesus.