The Unseen Realm is Eternal
When we are on the time journey portion, or the here and now component of our eternity, there will be many times when we are shaken to the core of our being. We will search desperately for answers that we may not find in time. The unexpected and the untimely death of a loved one, betrayal by family or by a friend, business failure, loss of a job, divorce, and many other emotional and traumatic events can often create more questions than we have answers for. Everything will be different when we develop the ability to view these events from the perspective of ours and everyone’s eternity and their and our personal eternalness.
2 Corinthians 4:17-18 in the Passion translation says it best:
"We view our slight, short-lived troubles in the light of eternity. We see our difficulties as the substance that produces for us an eternal, weighty glory far beyond all comparison, because we don’t focus our attention on what is seen but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but the unseen realm is eternal."
Our challenging and overwhelming circumstances, situations, and relational experiences are temporary. They are the substance (the physical matter) that produce or create in us an eternal, weighty glory, and provide an outcome/experience that is far beyond all comparison when viewed from the temporary vantage point of time. Viewing our situations, our circumstances, and our relational experiences from the perspective of eternity is actually much more accurate and this is the way we are designed to interact because that view more correctly and accurately reflects our actual reality.