During my first year in Seminary, we memorized Romans 8. Although I can’t recite it today, one of my favorite passages is from that chapter:
The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs – heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. (Romans 8:16-17)
The Scripture continues:
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. (Romans 8:18)
Some of us go through great tribulations in this life. Others are blessed. But despite any of that, the two things that hold true from the passages above that keep me strong:
1) We are children of God and will inherit what He has prepared for us
2) No matter what we are going through, it’s not even comparable to the blessings that are to be during our eternal life.