(Post 3 in a series on songs)
See The Morning by Josh Wilson
Many of my Christian friends are currently going through a lot in their lives. I would say that all of their problems are based in relationship issues. When I talk to them, they always say, "I'm just going through a lot right now." I have been very close to a few of these friends in the past. However, now that they're "going through a lot", they seem to close off from people and ignore good relationships or abuse them in some way. For instance, one friend hasn't really even spoken to me in over a year now. Another friend has been ignoring me since February, and another since before Christmas. For one friend, I pulled that person aside several times and said, "Hey, remember our friendship? What's going on with you?!" I always got the same two responses, "People change" or "I'm going through a lot." To me, it seems like they have their eyes set on their current pain and problems. All the joy they had is now gone. It saddens me to think about how things used to be!
When I first listened to this song, I immediately thought of these friends. The chorus says that the pain we experience now is nothing compared to the joy we'll have with Jesus! Paul said in 2 Corinthians 4, "Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." If what Paul wrote here is true, then why be distracted with our troubles now? We should be fixing our eyes, not on our pain and problems and trouble here, but rather on the eternal and sovereign God who is sitting on the throne in total control of EVERYTHING! Don't get caught up on anything here because everything here on earth will be eternally destroyed, except for our souls. So don't waste time fretting and thinking about how terrible your relationships, families, houses, paychecks, or friends are! Just focus on your relationship with Jesus. If you fix your eyes on what is unseen and on eternal things, He's all that's worth it.