Suffering and struggling are a refining process through which we all must pass. As we pass thru the Seasons of suffering, we learn to expand our trust in God and we learn how to rest & rely upon the care & control of God. In verse 17, Paul stated that believers will share in Christ’s suffering. In verse 18, he completes that thought by stating that the sufferings we now face are completely overshadowed by the glory that awaits those who are in Christ Jesus. The present suffering is temporary, while the future glory is eternal!