Liz Miserable

Liz is having a very bad, horrible week when he loses Grandpa’s antique coin, fails a surprise test, and gets a cold.

Before You Listen

After you listen

Memory Verse

“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all”

Audio Icon   2 Corinthians 4:17



In this episode, Liz learned that even when life is miserable, it’s important to pray and think about all that God is planning for Christians in heaven.

Have you ever had a tooth that hurt so much that you had to go to the dentist? While the dentist was working on the tooth, it might have hurt even more! But after the dentist fixed things, the pain went away and never came back. While you were in the dentist’s chair, you probably didn’t want to be there. You might have thought the pain wasn’t worth it. But looking back, you’re glad you went and fixed the problem.

Life can sometimes be like that visit to the dentist. Things go wrong. Maybe you even get teased or bullied because people know you believe in Jesus Christ. But God has prepared a perfect heaven for you to live in forever. The problems you have now will seem like nothing when you’re in a perfect place for eternity.

Want to dig deeper and learn more about how to face bad days? Read Romans 8:18, Philippians 4:11-13, and 1 Peter 1:6-7.


Get a piece of paper and some crayons or colored pencils. Draw a picture of an old-fashioned balance scale (you can find out what one looks like on the Internet). Make one of the sides hang a lot lower than the other. On the higher side, write down a problem that you’re dealing with this week. On the lower side, write today’s memory verse (2 Corinthians 4:17). Hang the picture on your wall or mirror to remind you that your problems are far outweighed by the great things God has waiting for you in heaven.