Weight of Glory

Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. – 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

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Yesterday, a beautiful friend and prayer warrior commented on my post. She referenced the above scripture. She inspired me. So, Mary, this one’s for you. <3 With lots of love…

I think my scale is off, because this pain sure feels heavy. I’m weighed down by fear. I’m trudging through the heaviness of disability. Some days I cannot even lift my arms. They feel so unbearably heavy. Too heavy to lift, even in praise.

But what I find in Your precious Word, Lord, is that my affliction is light. Your yoke is easy. Your burden is light. My scale is backward.

The heavy things are Your majesty, the price You paid, eternal glory. Those are the things I’m marching toward. Those are the things you’ve given me. Undeserved grace and mercy overflowing.

Under the weight of so much blessing, my arms seem to float higher of their own accord.

Heavenly Father, thank You for proper perspective. I love you. In Jesus’ Name, Amen…


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Shelly

7 Comments on “Weight of Glory

  1. Beautiful picture and perfect scripture. You know I have often contemplated this weight of glory, and it is almost luminescent in its physical weight, rather it relieves us of burdens while sheltering and laying upon us the light transfer of His love and joy. We consider the eternal and in doing so, the weight of the temporal becomes less.
    Good thoughts to ponder today!
    Blessings,
    Dawn
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  2. I truly believe the afflicted are God’s greatest light in this world… What a testimony they can be to the miracle of faith and fortitude in and through hardship and adversity! YOU have the ABILITY to touch hearts for God’s Purpose, and really? What on this earth is more important than that?

    May God bless you through this hard path of purpose, dear sister in Christ. XO
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    • Nothing! Thank you for sharing here, Chris. You made my day. Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

  3. Oh Shelly….I am touched…..what a treasure you are ~~!
    The song is one of my top fave’s..I have this going in my car often….so good…hold …the pain that you;ve been feeling is just the dark before the morning…YES~

  4. Oh Shelly….I am touched…..what a treasure you are ~~!
    The song is one of my top fave’s..I have this going in my car often….so good…hold …the pain that you’ve been feeling is just the dark before the morning…YES~ I have
    that cd going in my car ….
    I am visiting the blogs of commenters next!

    We just have to hang on….knowing JOY is coming….press on, fighting the good fight.

    Love you ~! xx

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