Romans 8:18 “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”
Our Lord Jesus Christ led a life of suffering while he was on earth, same is for us as we are joined to him by faith. Suffering will not go on forever. Jesus Christ is in glory, and in the future we shall be blessed and glorified along with him. Our present sufferings leads to the threshold of an unspeakably glorious mansion.
Paul viewed his sufferings of many persecutions for Jesus Christ’s sake. There is no comparison between the glory of heaven and the intensity of suffering. That is why as Christians we the believers should endure suffering with a sense of hope.
We should come to the same conviction as the apostle Paul about suffering. We do this by hanging in balance a scale with on one side the suffering in time and on the other side the glory God will reveal in us. The first is temporal and the second is qualitatively eternal. There is no question about the weight of one over against the other. No matter how severe our present sufferings, they will fade into insignificance at our future glory.God has reserved for us the returns of glory.
There is a connection between the universe and the children of God who live in this creation. When something will happen to the creation at the same time the children of God will be rewarded with glory.
So a glorious freedom is awaiting in the future.