It is Only Temporary
For this is what the Lord says; “When 70 years for Babylon are complete, I will attend to you and will confirm my promise concerning you to restore you to this place.
Jeremiah 29:10 (HCSB)
Israel was in captivity. They were foreigners in a land that was not their home. God had taken them from the Promised Land and placed them in the land of the Babylonians. He has done the same with me.
I have always existed with God but He has taken me from the Promised Land of heaven and placed me here for this time and this space. Here, my body is captive to the things of this world; sickness, hurt, sadness. In these things He attends to me. He speaks to me through His Word, and comforts me where I am. He frees my soul. In His Word Jesus confirms His promise that this is only for a little while and one day He will return me back to Him where all of His promises are complete. I will be whole.
It is His oath and it is the hope of my future. This is what I claim deep in my heart, and my mind and my soul! When I am weary and overwhelmed with the things of this world, I will remember that it is only for a little while. And with the Word, living inside of me, I will look beyond my circumstances toward the eternal future that has already been established, with Him, in the Promised Land.
Praying you Live Like You Know,