In this world, you will have to suffer. You will have to endure each day, whatever may come. This is the truth, that no Christian can escape. The struggles that you face, the hardships you go through, and the pains that you must bear. They will be incredibly difficult. But the Lord has a purpose and a reason for each and every one. Through each one, He has said, “I am with you.”
He has a plan for you to mold, shape, and craft you into His image through suffering. Making you useful for His purposes. As well as directing you in His path. Your effectiveness will be greater because of it. You looked to Him because He had sent you through the valley of darkness, pain, and suffering.
Did you know that it was necessary for you to go through these things? To bear hardships, so that you would draw closer to Him. But Praise God they do not last forever. For the Word of God says they are only “light and momentary troubles,” and “this too will pass.” For that is what it is light and momentary, will seem to be nothing at all when you reach your goal in eternity.
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:16-17
Praise God for the pain that will pass away and will not be remembered again. The Lord will carry you through it all. Trust Him. He will teach, instruct, and do great things within you because of your suffering.
Remember there is in store for you such glory, such wonder. You can’t even imagine the things He is preparing. Every step of endurance, every act of obedience, and every faithful deed of goodness and kindness that you have done will be rewarded. Everything you do for God, you are building up a treasure in Heaven that far outweighs all the riches and pleasures of this world. In a single moment in heaven, all the woes of this world will be gone forever.
So seek Him with everything thing that is within you. Trust Him with every ounce of your strength. Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to guide you every step of the way, and for everything you need. The Lord already knows all that you need. God’s will, God’s plan, and God’s timing is perfect. Everything He does is perfection. So have no fear and put away all worries. Simply trust and obey Him by faith. He will do the rest.
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.
For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope, we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
Likewise, the Spirit helps us in our weaknesses. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And He who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. Romans 8:18-27