1 Peter 5:10 NLT – 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.
When we are suffering, we often feel as though our pain will never end. In this verse the Apostle Peter gave these faithful Christians a more eternal perspective. When we compare our current suffering with eternity, our suffering lasts “a little while.” Some of Peter’s original readers would be strengthened and delivered in their own lifetimes. Others would be released from their suffering when they died. All of God’s faithful followers are assured of an eternal life with Christ, where there will be no suffering. Revelation 21:4 echoes this when it says, “He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”
Dear God, I thank You that suffering does not last forever. I thank You for the promise that those who suffer will be strengthen and delivered. I also thank You that there will be a time when there will be no more death, sorrow, crying or pain. Amen