Romans 8:18 (TNIV) “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”
The suffering spoken of in Romans is the suffering done for preaching the gospel of Christ. Any suffering cannot be dismissed lightly, however, any suffering done for Christ’s sake is nothing compared to the glory and wonder of heaven that awaits all true believers. No matter how bad our life may be, there is always someone who has it worse. Our goal is not to focus on the pain, but rather on the outcome.
Physical pain, mental stress and strain, emotional roller coaster rides are all things we are forced to deal with and endure, perhaps not for the cause of Christ, but they are real nonetheless and cause us to suffer. Know this: nothing in this world compares to that which awaits us in heaven. If heaven is anything like it is depicted in scripture and anything like the God we serve, then it is going to be one unbelievable place. God knows what He’s doing. Our sufferings are only for a time and shall pass. We must continue to exercise our faith and trust Him who has made us. Christians don’t have pristine, perfect lives. We stumble and fall; if we get cut we bleed just like anyone else. We are flawed, but we have a future that rivals anything Hollywood can conjure up. Our hope outshines any suffering we must endure this side of heaven.
WALK WITH THE KING TODAY AND BE A BLESSING!!