Our afflictions are light!
Our afflictions are light, when compared with what we really deserve.
They are light, when compared with the sufferings of the Lord Jesus.
But perhaps their real lightness is best seen, by comparing them with the eternal glory which is awaiting us!
"For our light and momentary afflictions are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all! So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal!" 2 Corinthians 4:17-18
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J.R. Miller, "Later You Will Understand!"