“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”
-Romans 8:18 NIV
At one time or another most of us have spent time wallowing in our sorrows. We feel sorry for ourselves, adopt a victim mentality, and blame others for the problems we have. Yeah, we can stop doing that. In the Bible, God reveals the Truth about our earthly sufferings. He says, they’re not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. I’m not saying that our present sufferings aren’t real and aren’t painful. I’m just saying…no, GOD is saying that they are inconsequential when compared with the perfection and peace that we will experience when this life is over. Jesus suffered, died, and rose to ensure a perfect eternity for us. Make no mistake, you’ve got a reason for being here. God knows your purpose. But when this life is done, indescribable joy will be yours. In the meantime, don’t let your temporary, present sufferings rob you of the eternal joy that Jesus earned for you. Remember what is yet to come, and remember, that perfect joy lasts forever.