Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever. So encourage each other with these words.
1 Thessalonians 4:17-18 (NLT)
While we must never forget to live each day seeking God’s will and following His leading, we should, especially when things get hard, remind ourselves of out eternal reward, which begins at Christ’s return. We have the Lord’s promise that Christ will return, and then all believers, both those who have already died and those who are still alive, will be with Him forevermore. This is our ultimate hope and our present encouragement.