Summary: Whatever the battle or struggle you are facing right now,It won’t last forever the storm will pass and the sun will shine again,It’s just a Temporary Inconvenience.
2Co 4:15-18 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.
16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Now Lets Read: Deut 8:2-4 And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to (humble thee), and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.
3 And he (humbled) thee, and (suffered thee to hunger), and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.
4 Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years.
Duet 8:14-16 Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the LORD thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage;
15 Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint;
16 Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might (humble) thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;
Did you notice the bible says God suffered them to hunger?
That means God let them get hungry, he let them get thirsty, he let them get in tight places, and times of distress and discomfort.
Am I talking to anyone who knows that sometimes God will let you get in trouble? He will let you get hungry sometimes, he will let you get in a place with your back against the wall, He will let you stand before a red sea with the Egyptian army closing in on you, he will let you go through the fiery furnace, he will let you spend the night in a hungry den of lions)
Why? So he can prove you, put your faith to the test, find out what is in your heart.
But the good news is: according to 2 Co 4: 15-18 (Its’ just a temporary inconvenience) Temporal = For awhile, For a season, short while, lasting only for a limited period of time.
Remember God said: To do thee good at thy latter end.
I came to tell somebody today that what you’re going through won’t last forever, (the storm don’t last always).
That emotional battle isn’t eternal
That financial struggle isn’t eternal
That sickness isn’t eternal
That job that makes you miserable, isn’t eternal
That problem that makes you cry isn’t eternal
That pain of betrayal and deception, isn’t eternal.
I may be crying today, but I’ll be smiling again in a little while
I may be broke today, but I’ll have more than enough in a little while
I may be in pain today, but my healing is on it’s way
I may be walking today, but my rides on it’s way
I may be in section eight, low income housing today (but I got my eye on a sweet little 3 bedroom brick home with a garage and a laundry room with washer and dryer inside the house.
I’m not always going to have to go to the laundry mat to wash my clothes.
I may be on food stamps today (But I told you, it’s only temporary).
It’s just a temporary inconvenience.
Like when they have to turn the water off to fix the pipes
Like when your internet service gets interrupted
Like when your T.V. program gets interrupted and they say please excuse us we are experiencing technical difficulties
Or they shut off my lights because I couldn’t pay my light bill
Or they threaten to kick me out because I’m behind on my rent
It’s just a temporary inconvenience:
Life is full of temporary inconveniences.
Nobody enjoys them, but there is a positive side to them. (It sure makes you feel good when the lights come back on, when the internet service is restored, when your water comes back on) when your T.V. program comes back on the air.
The wilderness was never supposed to be fun, it wasn’t supposed to be comfortable or enjoyable.