"Therefore, we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
God's Word speaks of suffering often. May it be an encouragement to our burdened hearts that these momentary troubles "are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all." They are not without purpose, but preparing within us a weight of glory that will one day be revealed. He sees us, is with us, and goes before us; so let us have faith. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Him (2 Corinthians 1:3-5).