Trials point us upward. Suddenly we'll realize that heaven is our home. After experiencing numerous troubles it dawned on me that God was redirecting my focus from the temporal to the eternal. Sadly, I have loved the world too much.
We were made for eternity. Realizing this truth releases in us the enabling power to stand firm in the Lord, knowing that the sufferings we are experiencing here on earth are temporary. (Phil. 3:12-4:1).