The reality of life’s painful moments cannot be ignored or explained away. But Jesus talks about another reality that exists in the midst of your painful realities – the Kingdom of God. While he is clear it is something that will be fully manifested at some point in the future, he also says you can experience this Kingdom reality right now because it already dwells in you. It is not something you construct. Rather it is something you recognize through trusting eyes of faith and claim as your reality. Sure, you’ll still experience how hard life can be. But you can also begin to live in the Kingdom of God right now. So what are you waiting for?