For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
Holding it up to the Light
When you need to get a good look at something you hold it up to the light and make sure that you are getting a clear view. The believer is to hold all of their struggles up to the light of God’s revelation to us in the Bible. When we look at what has been promised to everyone who enters into a relationship with Christ through faith we get to see things in perspective. And that makes all of the difference.
Very often we look at our situations and get bent out of shape about a detail, or an offhanded comment, or some minor incident. Looking at it a day later we find that the thing that had our feathers so very ruffled was really nothing of any great importance when considered in perspective. This is what happens to EVERY struggle when we truly understand the magnitude of the glory that the Lord has shared, and will share, with us in the person of Jesus Christ.