“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ.”
One of the best ways to get rid of your discouragement is to remember that Christ is coming again. The most thrilling, glorious truth in all the world is the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. When we look about today and see pessimism on every side, we should remember the Bible is the only book in the world that predicts the future with complete accuracy. The Bible is more modern than tomorrow morning’s newspaper. The Bible accurately foretells the future, and it says that the consummation of all things shall be the coming again of Jesus Christ to this earth.
In John 14 Christ says, “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me… I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”
In Colossians 3:4 we read, “When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.”
And in 1 John 3:2 we have a great promise to all believers: “Now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.”
And finally, we trust in the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17: “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”
The sunlight of His love can still shine into the darkest part of your life. Jesus said, “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John 8:12).
There are believer’s today who doubt the return of the Lord; yet there are also those who believe in the return of Christ, but deep down in their heart they also believe, Jesus will return at least not in their life time. What about you? Are you watching and waiting for Christ’s return with eager anticipation? Or do you take Him for granted?