The blessings trials bring
For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children, including the new bodies he has promised us. We were given this hope when we were saved... And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 8:22-24, 28
God promised to His children that all sufferings will cease. This promise awaits those that place their lives in His hand when they trusted Him as Lord and Savior. When Christ returns He will fulfill His promises to all those who were adopted to His kingdom. “But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12). God gives us prerogative to choose. He respects your decision to accept His offer or to reject. But whatever decision you make, there will be corresponding consequence. For those that accepted Him, the trials in life that they go through while here on earth, God will work His will through the trials and will bring a harvest of spiritual growth. Though the experience is painful, in the midst of it God is accomplishing far different that prepares His children for the life to come. From the text the Apostle Paul declared that Christians are anticipating the glorious day where His children will receive the fulfillment of their sure hope. “Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later. For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are” (Romans 8:18-19). The difficult experiences that you go through in this world will lead to a glorious experience with Christ. It is possible that at the moment of your difficulty, there is a question in your mind why you need to go through such experience. Probably you might look for answers and might not even understand the good that God promised will be the result of your difficulties. But if you continue to hold on to God’s truth regarding His promise and let that truth help you to have a different perspective regarding the circumstances you are facing, then you will experience the peace He alone could provide. Then you will no longer get scared to whatever trial you will be facing because you know that no matter how difficult the circumstances that come your way, you know that God will use them to achieve His purpose. The Lord Jesus Christ promised that when He returns, “I am making everything new!” (Revelations 21:8).