Some thoughts to reflect on
If life is running smoothly at present be prepared for trials and tests to come. Faith is not true faith until it has been tested and proved in times of trial. Pray before trouble comes so we are ready to go to God for help.
God sends upon us sufferings and sorrows to wean us from the world and draw us nearer to Him and heaven.
Can I forgive? Can I put a spouse’s interests above my own? Can I grin and bear certain things? Fight my way through depressing events without losing hope or becoming bitter? Face old age with bravery and even cheerfulness?
With God’s help, yes.
We are to have a relationship with God and Jesus…"Tragically many people will miss heaven by 18 inches” (the distance between head and heart knowledge.)