For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

—Romans 8:18

There are times in life when we just have a hard time understanding “why.” I think about a friend I have who lost a child in a tragic accident. I think about those who are sick and hungry around the world with little hope for relief. Yet others whom we see as less innocent seem to prosper.

And it’s in those times when many people wonder “why” that they can often feel disheartened or disillusioned with their faith. “If God is good,” they ask, “then why would He allow an innocent person to suffer like that?” This is a reasonable question provoked by very real emotions. And the truth is, there’s an answer – but it may not be the one many would like to hear.

The world is fallen. And because of that, there will be suffering until Christ returns. Children will still die. People will go hungry. And often, others who seem less deserving will prosper. The world will be wrought with injustice until the Justifier returns to bring back order. So what can we do?

Well, we persevere. We allow suffering and hardship to create a thirst in us for the day when all suffering will end. We keep an eye on the sky waiting for Christ to usher in His Kingdom on earth. We hold on… because help is coming.

HOLD ON THROUGH SUFFERING, AND LONG FOR THE DAY WHEN CHRIST BRINGS AN END TO ALL PAIN!