2 Corinthians 4:18
No one likes to go through suffering. With their emotional and physical toll, trials can indeed be painful. Yet in the grand scheme of eternity, nothing we go through on earth can compare to the incomparable glory of heaven. The pain we endure while here is but a shadow in comparison to the eternal joy, peace, and fulfillment that await us in the presence of God. That’s why hope and endurance go hand in hand. They encourage us to shift our focus away from the challenges and adversities of life, recognizing that they are temporary. And instead, set our gaze on the eternal promises of God. This change in perspective empowers us to endure with patience and faith. Knowing that the difficulties we face are momentary in comparison to the lasting hope and glory that await us. Enduring trials is an opportunity to strengthen our hope by aligning our vision with the eternal truths and blessings of the Lord. Trusting Him to provide the endurance we need to overcome life’s obstacles.