"I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ which is better by far." Philippians 1:23 NIV
I have to agree with Paul. Being with Christ is no comparison to being in this body. When Jesus returns we will get a new body, one without all of the problems our current body can have.
You may have noticed all the things aging does to your body. If you haven't noticed yet, you will! Some of you are thinking, Ann, you haven't seen anything yet.
All the things doctors say to do make a difference. Exercise, diet, and thought life. What's thought life? What you think on makes a difference to your health. Meditating on God's word brings life to our entire bodies.
Giving all our burdens to the Lord reduces stress and lifts our spirit. God never intended for us to carry fear, doubt, worry, or jealousy. We were intended for the Garden of Eden, and what we got is no garden!
We are susceptible to all of the lies of our enemy, if we don't fight back. God's word quells all stress we were never meant to carry. No wonder Paul wants to be free from this world. I do too, but of course at the right time.
I have lots to do for Jesus here on earth, and YOU DO TOO! The time is short before His appears a second time, not as a suffering Savior, but as a Victorious King. He will not come alone, but with hosts of angels from the heavenly realm.
Every eye shall see Him, the Bible says. Revelation 1:7-8 It will be the most glorious event of all time! Think of the most magnificent fireworks display you have ever seen. This will be a thousand times better. It won't be glorious for the lost, however.