It’s not a question of if we will face tribulation but when. God doesn’t promise that He will remove the trial, heal the illness, or remove the pain, He promises to walk through painful circumstances with us and lead us beside still waters. Whatever the outcome He is there reassuring us that He will never leave us or forsake us and giving us an eternal perspective. This life is only temporary. We have the hope of eternal glory and everlasting life through our beloved Savior, Jesus Christ.
“Weeping May endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.”
“No one should be shaken by these afflictions; for you yourselves know that we are appointed to this. For, in fact, we told you before when we were with you that we would suffer tribulation.”
1 Thessalonians 3:3-4
“Count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.”James 1:2:8
“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.”
2 Corinthians 4:17
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
“He will swallow up death forever, and the Lord God will away tears from all faces. There shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away."
“We who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Therefore, comfort one another with these words. “
1 Thessalonians 4:17-18