For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
It is hard to suffer. As humans, we want everything to be sunshine and roses every day. But that is not how life is. Suffering is part of life and it actually makes us better people. And whatever suffering we endure, it is not even close to the suffering that occurred on the Cross.
When we face adversity, God gives us a great opportunity. We need to go to Him and ask for His strength to be our strength. It will bring us closer to Him and that is the goal.
God also puts people in our lives to help us deal with suffering and pain. I know that if it wasn’t for my family and friends, I couldn’t have gone through the hard times in my life. And my hard times are nothing compared to some others that I know.
If we can deal with the sufferings and actually be grateful for those experiences, God will show us the true glory of His Kingdom when our earthly lives are over. Now, I’m not saying that we should be smiling as we are grieving or hurting, but we should know that God is with us at all times, especially in the hard times.
Suffering is actually a gift from God; He is calling us to be like His Son. And the glory of Heaven will be revealed to us when God says those words to us “Well done, good and faithful servant. Enter into the glory of Your Master’s House!”