How can life’s difficulties be any more than what they are?
How can trials and heartache be worthwhile?
How can falling down and hurting be uplifting?
Because God promises to use it to bring about transformation in us.
At the root of this hope is the power of the resurrection,
God makes Jesus death become our death.
Dying to self we are raised to share in His resurrection,
And thus partake in His glory.
For now we must hold on to this promise, and our hope in Christ.
Knowing the transformation is hard but so worthwhile.
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. (2 Corinthians 4:17-18)