In his kindness God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation.1 Peter 5:10
We Do Not Suffer Without Hope
Before we knew God, we were doomed to eternal death. A life without God and instead, eternal suffering. So in His kindness, God called us to share in His glory. Out of His love for us, He made a way for us to be in His presence and live in His glory forever. That means that in this life, while on earth, we must suffer for a little while. But, we do not suffer without hope. We have the hope of Jesus Christ and eternity living in our hearts forever. We have the hope that someday, God will restore us to himself. He made a way through Jesus Christ, and He continues to make a way and prepare a place for us while we are on this earth. He will continue to support and strengthen us so that someday we will be ready for His eternal glorification.
God also promises to give us a firm foundation if we are living according to His will. As long as we keep our eyes focused on Him and not on this world, He will be our foundation, and He cannot be shaken.
A Prayer to Remember
Be my foundation. I know you are preparing me a place with you, so give me strength to endure suffering in this life. Amen.