1 John 2:25 says, “This is what he promised us—eternal life.” We weren’t promised an easy life or fulfilled desires. We weren’t promised success financially or a prestigious reputation. We weren’t promised an exemption from trials. We weren’t promised that life would always go the way we want or that all our dreams will come true. But we were promised an eternity in heaven with Christ.
Just the thought of this should bring us great joy. 1 Peter 1: 8-9 says, “Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.”
C.J. Mahaney says, “Your greatest need is to be delivered from the wrath of God – and that has already been accomplished for you through the death and resurrection of Christ.” Our greatest need was to be saved from the punishment we deserve for sin. We deserved to die. We weren’t fit to ever be united with God. We weren’t worthy of heaven. But then God provided a way for us by sending His son. We too often forget this incredible mercy and grace and instead think of what our life seems to lack. But truly, if we have Christ, we lack nothing. We have everything we need.