These short-lived troubles!
(Charles Spurgeon, "Flowers from a Puritan's Garden" 1883)
"All the difficulties of the present life are but like one rainy day — compared to an everlasting sunshine!"
How readily, then, should we bear these short-lived troubles! They are but for a moment, just a passing shower — and then the sun will shine out forever!
Time is nothing, when compared with eternity.
To a believer, this sorrowful life is like one drop of grief, lost in a sea of glory — or one speck of rain, in a year of fair weather. These light and momentary afflictions are not worthy to be compared with the eternal bliss which awaits us!
"Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory!" 2 Corinthians 4:16-17