Rom 8:18 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
In this following verse, Paul places suffering and glory side by side. In this does a believer take comfort that the suffering of any kind (persecution, loss, sickness etc.) is for a time. It’s not bound to last forever, it is not eternal, it plagues us only in the present age. By this the word is meant not only to address the exceeding sorrow, but also the fruit that follows from it.
There is no worldview that addresses the dilemma of suffering and provides comforting words and answers like Christianity. It provides hope, the expectation of good to all those who are weary from its burden. 2Cor 4:17 “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory”.
1Pe 1:6 “In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials”,
1Pe 4:13 “but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy”.