If you're suffering right now, you're not alone. So many are experiencing personal trials of their own and are in the midst of of a grief that has left them completely shattered and broken. Whatever it is that you're experiencing right now will someday be a memory. It will be part of your history. Your future is being fashioned at this time. When we come "through the valley of the shadow of death," we are different people. Better, stronger, and wiser.
The Bible steadfastly tries to implant the perspective of the future into our present. It's like a voice counseling us, "This is the way it's all going to turn out, this is how it will all seem when it's over, a better way, I promise." The Bible blatantly tells us to "rejoice in suffering" and "welcome trials as friends" because God wants us to step into the reality He has in mind for us, the only reality that ultimately counts.
It requires a gutsy faith to do so, but as we trust God, we move beyond the present and into the future 🧡 In fact, we enter the very future that God intends for us.