The Results of Following God: Joy, Peace, Eternal Life


The Five Minute Friday prompt for this week is the word result. A question that came to my mind was, What are the results of following God in this life here on earth?

 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because of his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you.

1 Peter 1:3-4

These past two weeks, I’ve been fighting some kind of respiratory virus/flu. The worst part was the first few days. I’m gradually gaining strength and feeling a little better each day. I’m still fighting some sinus congestion but not nearly as bad as last week. 

Still, there are times when I’m tempted to think the worst. I ask questions like what if it gets worse again? What if it goes down into my chest? I could worry myself into a dither wondering what the result will be.


Yet, then I’m reminded that God is with me. He knows my future. He knows the result of my struggles, and I can trust Him. I look back to how I felt last week and see that I am much better. I just need to accept that this may be a slow recovery, but I do see improvement.

I have been able to use this time to work more on a speaking presentation I will do in the future. It has also drawn me closer to the Lord as I read His Word and pray. There are also sweet friends and family who encourage me.

I may not be at my best right now, but God can still work through my weakness.

So, back to the question I asked at the beginning. What are the results of following God in this life here on earth? I will answer it in the following poem that I started Friday but finished this afternoon.


What are the results
Of following after God
Is it all worth it?

When we see His face
Will our tears be wiped away
By God’s loving hand?

We will have great joy
Such as we have never known
Alive in the light

Our pain will be gone
No traces left of sorrow
Happiness abounds

These are the results
When we follow God’s leading
Yes, it’s all worth it

Peace forevermore
Eternity with Jesus
Who could ask for more?

1 Corinthians 15:53-55

I’m linking up with #FiveMinuteFriday. I’m also linking up with: Let’sHaveCoffee, #TellHisStory

20 thoughts on “The Results of Following God: Joy, Peace, Eternal Life

  1. It will definitely be worth it all. I remind myself of this truth often.

    Gayl, sorry that you have not been feeling well. I have been sick for several weeks with an upper respiratory infection. Was negative for covid and flu, yes, at the urgent care they swabbed. I was told it could hang on for several weeks. I, too, see improvement but some days, I just need to rest a bit. Praying for you, friend, that God would strengthen you and bring complete healing.

    1. Oh, Joanne, I’m so sorry you have been sick, too. It sounds like we might have something similar. We just have to keep reminding ourselves that we need plenty of rest, even if we want to do more. Some days the improvement seems minimal and other days it’s more. I will pray that God will heal and bring strength to you, too, dear sister! Blessings to you! xo

  2. So very beautiful dear Gayl! This reminds me of the hymn, “It will be worth it all, when we see Jesus.” Death is swallowed up in the victory of our Jesus! Your words are such an encouragement to me today too. Blessings and love dear sister!

    1. Thank you, dear Bettie! Yes, I remember that hymn. We used to sing it a lot when I was growing up. I’m glad you were encouraged today, dear sister. Blessings to you! xoxo

  3. I hope you’re feeling better soon! What a good lesson you’ve shared about trusting God for good results in our lives. He knows what’s ahead and what’s best for us!

  4. I’m so sorry you’ve been sick, Gayl. Not fun at all. I love your poem! We have so much to look forward to! Love and blessings of health and peace in every way!

    1. Thank you, Trudy! You’re right, it’s not fun being sick. 🙂 Yes, we do have so much to look forward to for all eternity! Love and blessings to you, too! xoxo

    1. Thank you, Donna! I’m glad you were blessed. I’m slowly getting better, but it seems to be taking a very long time. At least there is improvement, for which I am thankful. Blessings to you!

    1. Linda, I’m so glad you were encouraged here. We are truly blessed as God gives us peace no matter the circumstances. He is always with us. Blessings to you!

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