For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! 2 Corinthians 4:17 NLT
How can our present troubles bring us everlasting glory? How can our suffering make a difference in our future? I am sure you have heard the saying “April showers bring May flowers.” The things we face today put us on our knees to ask God for the strength and wisdom to deal with today’s problems. When we turn to God for help, it strengthens our faith and trust in Him. This is how we exercise our faith so that it grows stronger.
For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. James 1:3-4 NLT