For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
The Bible doesn’t hide the fact that the Christian life involves trials, persecution and suffering (2 Timothy 3:12). But God also makes it clear that the wonderful eternal blessings He offers so far surpass the sufferings that there is no comparison.
Someday we will look back and know that all we went through was worth it. Life in God’s family as eternally productive and joyful children of God will be more wonderful than we can currently imagine.
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