The Last Chapter

Here is what I know for sure.

The difficulty that God allows into our lives is not the end of the story.

Disease is temporary. Pain is impermanent. Disappointment is fleeting. That Psalm 23 speaks of walking through the valley of the shadow of death means there’s a beginning and an end to the anguish. It’s not forever.

For the child of God, all pain is only passing. In the blink of an eye, it will be over and we will be in Glory. God, alone, has always been and always will be. So let us praise Him. Let us rest in the reality that any hurt we feel today will pass. But when it is gone, God will remain. And He will be to us brighter and sweeter and better than He ever has been.

Because we will know what it means to trust Him.

And we will know beyond a shadow of any uncertainty that He is trustworthy. And for that reason, the difficulty we experienced will be worth it all.

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us” (Romans 8:18 ESV).

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Publicly, Trisha is a well-established editor for a mammoth corporation. Privately, however, she sorts and stacks, tosses and tallies, pitches and plunders. She devotes serious time and energy to a hobby that would make goddesses like Martha Stewart and Julie Morgenstern blush. She is a home manager. That, and she loves to write. She just published her first book--Trust, Hope, Pray.

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  1. Great post, Trisha. As one who’s been through the tunnel of blackness, wondering if the pain would ever end, I’ve learned first hand that this is true. I was lucky enough to come out the other side in this life but even if I hadn’t, the promise of heaven is always there. Thanks for this.

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