“For our light, momentary affliction is ever more and more abundantly preparing and producing and achieving for us an everlasting weight of glory [beyond all measure, excessively surpassing all comparisons and all calculations, a vast and transcendent glory and blessedness never to cease.]” (II Corinthians 4:17)
However, heavy and burdensome our afflictions are today, in the light of eternity and what God has stored up for us, it is a “light, momentary affliction.” To many of us, it seems like we just can’t go another day in it, but realize that the affliction of today is preparing you and producing and achieving for you “an everlasting weight of glory.”
What is the glory? It is our total victory. In the end, we as believers, are completely and totally victorious over everything, including death. The glory of the Lord has risen upon you, He has already declared it in His Word.
That is why we are to rejoice when we suffer afflictions and persecutions, because they sharpen us spiritually. They cause us to grow stronger in Him. They cause our faith to increase because afflictions should drive you TO God, not FROM Him. If you are in the fiery trial of affliction today, run to Him for help in time of trouble.
Look ahead to the weight of glory that awaits you on that day. Jesus looked up from the Cross to the victory over death and hell and pressed through to victory for all of us. There is much to be thankful for even where you are at right now…
Such a great encouragement! Whatever we are going through, it will all be made right in the end. He will stand by us and bring us strength until then !
Yes He will Sasha! The Word says “if God be with us, who can stand against us?” Be blessed!