Is there anybody out there who can say “I have no trials or hardships in my life right now”? If so, enjoy it. It likely won’t last. This world brings trouble, because it is fallen and people are still trapped in sin. But the difficulties we are facing today, no matter how dark or heartbreaking, cannot compare to what awaits us in Heaven. So don’t give up! Use hardships as an opportunity to deepen your dependence on Christ. Let trials serve as a means of showing others how Jesus strengthens us. Don’t focus on the seen: the present challenge, but on the unseen: the place God has prepared for us. These troubles are temporary. Our joy will be eternal.