For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. Rom 8:18
I remember some of my trivial complaints as a child. For example, I recall my grandfather getting me up early to go pick purple hull peas. The plants were still wet with dew.
We would take a few to town and sell and keep the rest to shell to eat or put in the freezer.
I complained about getting up so early. I complained about the long walk to the garden. I complained about the size of the pea patch. I complained because I just picked all the peas yesterday and there is more today.
Yet, I did not mind spending the money I made from picking the peas and selling them at the market.
Nor did I mind when my grandmother cooked some peas for supper.
And I really did not mind when she gave a bag of frozen peas to my mom to cook on some cold December day!
As much as I complained, I had so much more making me happy.
I believe this is the thought behind today’s scripture. The troubles and complaints you have about life cannot compare to the joyous glory of eternity with Christ.