Frustration or disappointment. Are you ever frustrated with your physical body? Do you sometimes wish you could trade in your body for a new one?
When referencing our bodies, an ancient writer, named Paul compared our earthly body to a tent. What are the characteristics of a tent?
It is designed for temporary occupation.
Few people live permanently in tents. But if they do, their tent is moved from one place to another. A tent is designed as a temporary dwelling. So too, our bodies are designed for temporary occupation.
Do not fret if you occasionally desire a physical body trade-in. That desire is God’s intentional provision – designed to inspire you to seek a better home.
“For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling…” 2 Corinthians 5:2
Groaning can be a good thing. Dissatisfaction with our present circumstances can inspire us turn our attention from the temporal things of this world and focus our desires and actions upon “our heavenly dwelling”.