After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you. 1 Peter 5:10 NASB
Suffering is not fun. No normal person signs up to suffer.
But suffering is part of life. You don’t go through life without suffering at some point.
Your suffering can be brought on by something you caused or some outside force. But it is suffering!
The good news is that suffering is temporary. It doesn’t feel like it when you’re right in the middle of it. But it is!
But more than dealing with certain times of suffering, ALL the suffering that we experience in this life is temporary. Meaning, for the Believer, when your time is up, or Jesus comes back (whichever is first), suffering ends.
There is no suffering in Heaven! Read that again!
Can you imagine a life without suffering? It’s hard because it is so much a part of this life. But this is something to look forward to!
Better yet, can you just imagine Heaven?
Something every Believer needs to get is that this life is temporary. There is eternal life that is your REAL life!
How much do you know about it? Shouldn’t we learn more about it? Shouldn’t we look forward to it? Shouldn’t we look past this temporary situation to our ultimate home?
When was the last time you thought about Heaven? When was the last time you talked to Jesus about it? Why not now?
Father, thank You for the struggles of this life, because they remind us that one day, we will be with You and we can’t imagine how awesome it will be!