Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!
This is a great little reminder out of 2 Corinthians 4. Not everything is always going to go your way. Sometimes life can get messy and there can be challenges. BUT, the Good News is that the trouble WILL go away. You and I will become stronger because of it. The difficulties will produce incredible blessings if we simply trust the Lord and hold on to His Word.
I've been people watching many folks this summer and I've seen some that are struggling and some that are joyful. When I see those that have lost their smile or seem to be in a dark place I think about the good that the Lord is producing for them that is just around the corner. I think about the strength they are gaining as they press through. I also realize how small some of my troubles are in the grand scheme of things.
What is God making in you and for you? Don't be depressed and don't get discouraged. I'm praying that this won't last long! Get ready for some of God's glory to outweigh your trouble and overwhelm your heart!