Contending that suffering is inevitable, the apostle Paul encourages us to embrace suffering with an eternal perspective. We are tempted every day to have a temporal perspective, to live as if our current life is all there is. Whatever our sufferings may include, it is good to put them in perspective — to remember that our lives are but a tiny speck on the timeline of eternity. For those who are “in Christ” an eternal perspective is the key to overcoming.

Scripture reference: Romans 8:18-25