We need to realize that our sufferings aren’t some unexpected novelty. We need also to realize that they will never be some grand, highly welcomed events. Trouble comes at the most inopportune time & when we least expect it….causing worry, stress, and discouragement. But God promises in this verse that He will be with us…seeing us through to the end. Sure, our sufferings can be exhausting and irritating, but they will never separate us from the love of Christ. And His powerful love will continue to hold fast even when ours wanes… and everyone & everything around us seems to be saying that His love is a lie. One way to look at it is this…our sufferings become stepping stones on the path to glory…each one bringing us a little closer to Jesus.