Even though it has been nearly 2000 years since Jesus left us with this promise, we can still look forward to his coming. It will be with great power and glory. And it will be to gather his elect from around the world, both the dead and the living. What a glorious hope, to be with him forever.
As you pray, both for yourself and fellow believers, seek for spiritual enlightenment. The insight to understand the hope we have in Christ, our treasured place with God, and his power which is at work in and through us.
What is our hope in Christ? That this life is not all there is. That at the end we will be resurrected into new and glorious bodies for an eternity with our creator. We need not be pitied for our hope in Christ. What we gain is infinitely greater than what we lose.