From acne to the Economy, cars to closets, swelling to suing, the adage rings true: It will get worse before it gets better.
I work for commercial real estate appraisers. As you can imagine, in recent years the projections have been all over the map—but this adage was a common thread. Thankfully, we’re starting to observe the (very faint) light at the end of the tunnel.
In the microcosm that is my tiny existence, there’s room for apprehension. I am looking forward to many good things: Christmas is right around the corner. Maybe someday I’ll have grandchildren. And, best of all, I look with hope to the kingdom of the Lord.
But before Christmas, comes shopping; before grandchildren, comes pregnancy; and before His reign, comes the tribulation. I expect I’ll survive the shopping, won’t suffer the pregnancies, and I believe I’ll be taken before the worst of the Tribulation. Nonetheless, it will get worse before it gets better.
Regarding the small trial I’ve faced of late, a friend reminded me: this kind of thing tends to manifest itself periodically. Hm; she may be right: the very nature of it is conducive to it popping up amidst nebulous circumstances. Indeed, there could be hiccups for years—maybe the rest of my life. In other words, it ain’t over till the fat lady sings. [LOL!]
It’s important to persevere in Biblical responses through this scenario, so that those hiccups may be minimal; to guard our hearts against bitterness, faithlessness, or inordinate sorrow; and to keep our focus where it belongs—on the imminent return of the Lord Jesus Christ, coming back to raise up His called-out ones. Amen. Lord, come.
Matt. 24:29-30 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.