This week I have found that many of us are struggling with trials in our lives. I have also come to acknowledge that when we are growing in our faith is when satan attacks the most. Therefore, I am comforted in knowing that what we are doing for the Lord this week is for His glory. And thus, satan has begun an offensive, and is attacking us. However, I am even further comforted through the following passage from Romans:
Romans 8:18 “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the future glory that is to be revealed in us.”
Paul tells us that no matter what we are going through, it does not compare to what is in store for us in Heaven. Our future with God is so vastly overwhelming that it is not even worth comparing to what we are going through here on earth. That’s a pretty bold statement.
How bad is it? Now, I’m not sure what your trials are at this time, but I do know mine. I know that earlier this week my troubles seemed large, practically too impossible to overcome. But as I’ve made it through this week, I matured in my faith as I’ve trusted the Lord to carry me through. My troubles have shrunk in size, and as I continue to be blessed by the Lord and see each trial overcome in my life, I begin to realize again how wonderful and loving our God really is. Our troubles don’t compare to our future glory.