For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. (Romans 8:18, ESV)
I did a search for images of suffering. I was in the library. I sat there and wept.
Suffering is all around us.
I’m not talking about hangnails, hair loss, and hurt feelings.
I’m talking about life crushing brokenness.
But no matter where our suffering falls on the scale of horribleness…no matter what or how we suffer, it can’t be compared to the glory that will come.
What if we would opt to look at the suffering in our lives like these teeter totter acrobats? The heavier the weight of suffering, the higher we will soar…the greater the glory to be revealed.
I know some people who are ready to fly. God knows it too, and he’s got the glory ready.
PRAYER: God, I don’t understand suffering. Help us to trust you even when we don’t understand, even when glory is the furthest thing from our minds. Help us to endure as you endured…to your honor and glory and hope. Amen.