"For our light affliction which is for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight an glory" 2 Corinthians 4:17.
In the beginning of the journey with our son's addiction we seemed to be glued to our home, afraid to leave except to work. We wanted to be available in case he called or to watch over our home. As we planned an out of state business trip we were hesitant to leave town but were trying to place the situation in God's hands. It seemed that anytime we attempted to go out of town the mischief began. We came back to items missing and our son was no where to be found. I remember sleeping in his bed all night crying and praying for his return.
The next day a friend called with words of encouragement and another brought us a pie saying "maybe this will bring him home." what would we do without friends. About this time I read our key verse. This journey certainly doesn't seem like a light affliction. If you are going through it you know what I am referring to. The promise is that it is working for us a weight of glory. Can you, with me thank God for that promise? It's not easy but it is doable and will help lighten your load.
Give it all over to the God who can use it to bring glory to Him in the end. It will be a glory that will never cease....eternal. One day by and by we will be able to see what God was doing in that affliction. May we ever give Him glory through all things because He sees us to the end.