Face Reality With Faith

Harry Buis

READ : Psalm 39:1-13

The psalmist says, “Let me know how fleeting is my life” (v. 4). Life is moving swiftly by and then it will be over. Often I hear people say, “If I die.” The word is not if but when. We should not be depressed by this, but we need to realize this is true if we are to get a true perspective on life. For the Christian, it is nothing to fear. The apostle Paul says, “For me to live is Christ and to die is gain.” A Christian can’t lose. Our present life is fulfilling because we have a wonderful relationship with Christ. But after we die, that relationship will be far more wonderful. Is that your perspective? If not, turn your life over to Christ today.

In the light of our certain death, it is foolish to put forth great effort to accumulate wealth, for it will end up in someone else’s hand (v. 6). Instead our primary focus should be on our relationship to God (v. 7). He is the source of our hope. The future is in his loving hands, therefore we know that the best is yet to come. In the Bible hope means that although we cannot see it now, wonderful things await us in the future. Trust the Lord God. The best is yet to come, now and even more fully in heaven.

PRAYER

Father, help us to honestly face death, so that trusting in Christ we may be able to face life with hope in our hearts. Amen.