Hebrews 12:2, 2Cor.4:17-18
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy
that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is
set down at the right hand of the throne of God. *For our light
affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more
exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things
which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things
which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are
Because God has called you to a life of glory, He has divinely arranged
your life so that everything that comes your way will divinely work for
you to produce His Glory in your life. You always win. You always come
out victorious. You always receive more of His glory in the end. This
glory ahead is our source of joy. Never be intimidated by any situation
that comes your way. No matter how big the affliction looks like, know
that you will one day look back and call it a light thing, compared to
the weight of glory that God will bring into your life because of it.
Don't focus on the affliction; focus on God and His Word. God will show
you your way of strength and victory. Ask God to show you the glory that
lies ahead of you. Many are the afflictions of the righteous but the
Lord delivers him from them ALL, Psa.34:19. You need to know that God
will not only deliver you; He will deliver you and promote you, Psalm
91:14. God will promote you in His glory. When you have this
understanding, no matter what comes your way, you will keep rejoicing in
the hope of the glory of God, Rom.5:5.
It is a divine mystery and the devil will never understand it. This is
why the Bible says if the princes of this world knew the hidden wisdom
that God has ordained for our glory they would not have crucified the
Lord of glory, 1Cor.2:7-8. Live with the hope that if God allowed it,
then there is a glory He has prepared for you ahead. So stay strong in
Him and press into this glory just like Christ did.
Ask God to open your heart and help you to keep your eyes on the glory
He has prepared for you.