“This is what the LORD says: ‘Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool'” (Isaiah 66:1, NIV 84).
As I sit here this morning writing this post, my feet are resting on a beautiful footstool, belonging to my mother-in-law. My feet rest there, but not my full weight. My full weight is on the chair on which I sit.
God’s full weight or glory resides in heaven. We may see glimpses of His glory on earth, but this earth is just His footstool. It could never contain all of His glory.
So, too, when we are in Christ, we are seated in heavenly places with Him.
“And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms of Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:6).
We walk and talk and live in this physical realm of earth, but this world is not our home. Therefore, we must keep our hearts and minds set on the glory of God.
“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory” (Colossians 3:1-4).
Hallelujah! The things of this world are passing away, but praise God, we will one day be with Him in glory! This world is full of pain, sorrow, and difficulty, but we who are in Christ overcome the world.
“‘I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world'” (John 16:33).
So today, no matter what you are going through or what you have been through, if you belong to Jesus, it’s just a footstool problem. Set your feet upon it, and set your eyes above, on the glory of God.
“For he [Abraham] was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God” (Hebrews 11:10).