The eternal glory that is in store for you far surpasses your present troubles.
2 Corinthians 4:17 (WEB)
For our light affliction, which is for the moment,
works for us more and more exceedingly an eternal weight of glory;
I find it interesting that Paul refers to his own struggles as a 'light affliction'. This is a man who was stoned, shipwrecked and beaten nearly to death on a number of occasions. Yet he had the ability to see his sufferings through an eternal perspective. Because God gave him the ability to see with the eyes of faith, he could endure the hardships of life knowing what was yet to come.
In the light of eternity, our lives will be a moment, a twinkling of an eye, so to speak. In James 4:14, our lives are described this way... Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. (NIV)
No matter what you are struggling with today, be encouraged that the glory of God that will be revealed in you far outweighs your present circumstances. May our God and Father give you His peace so that you can take heart in this promise today as you continue to fix your eyes on Jesus... the author and perfecter of your faith.
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