TEMPORARY - Not permanent. Having a limitation.
All the happiness and misery of the present state, resulting from things that are seen, are intermingled with contrary ingredients. We are never so happy in this world, as to have no uneasiness; in the greatest affluence we languish for some absent good, or grieve under some incumbent evil. On the other hand, we are never so miserable as to have no ingredient of happiness. When we labor under a thousand calamities, we may still see ourselves surrounded with, perhaps, an equal number of blessings.But in eternity every thing is everlasting and unchangeable.
Whatever you are dealing with today that is getting you down, know today that it is temporary. It has an expiration date as to how long it shall haunt you, invade your life, disturb your peace, and keep you awake at night. God has already stamped an end to it, long before you were even born. Take heart today and live in hope. But when we pass out of this transitory state, we enter upon an everlasting state. Our souls will always exist; exist in a state of unchangeable, boundless happiness or misery. It is but a little while since we came into being out of a state of eternal non-existence; but we shall never relapse into that state again.
Hold on and believe that God has you in the very palm of His hand. Whatever, it is He is working it out for your good (Romans ) And we know that all things work together for our good! (Psalms 84:11) Lord God is a sun and shield and He will give grace and glory, no good thing will He withhold form them who walk uprightly." That is a promise that God will forever keep with His children.
Brenda C. Smith