The sufferings of this present time.
As Christians we are still on the go. We do experience suffering like others but are not afraid. For we believe that the everlasting happiness is waiting in heaven. Obviously, we would like to be with God yet, but we are also patient knowing that the divine will must be fulfilled. All the time we keep the strong hope that one day we will be set free from our futility. Then, we will share in the glorious freedom of the children of God. However, on the earth we are called to work hard and progress in love. We are being strengthened by the gifts of the Holy Spirit so as to live a pious life. Moreover, we are sure that we have never been abandoned by the God's grace. Since the Lord has done great things for us. For that reason, we are glad despite the sufferings of the present time.