There are many blessings in Christ that we look forward to receiving in Heaven, however, there are many blessings for today that often go unclaimed and unused. Don't let your focus on hopes for the future cause you to miss out on the blessings of today.
And they lived happily ever after. It's how every great story ends, and somewhere deep down in our own hearts, we want to believe it is how all our stories should end. But what do we do when they don't? Sometimes things don't work out the way we hoped they would, and if we believe that God has promised us they always would, we have a real crisis on our hands. So, what is our hope then for this world?
Worry is one of the most useless of human activities, but if you are anything like me, you've become very good at it. I don't know anyone who wants to worry more, not book has ever been written on effective worry strategies, or any great endeavor founded on the time tested skill of worry. The best thing that we can do with our worry is trade it away.
Getting lost is not fun. Of course there's the "getting lost" when we just head out to rest and recreate without much of a plan, but truth be told we are really not lost, just away. If you've even felt truly lost, it is a deep and dark feeling and we just want clarity. In these circumstances it is important to note that nothing is ever lost to God, not even you.