“Sanctified afflictions are spiritual promotions”
(Matthew Henry 1662-1714)
This is the promise of God: If you suffer well, dying to self and giving glory to God, being faithful, patient and humble during the trial, God Himself will promote you in life! Trust Him!
“And the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To Him be the power for ever and ever. Amen” (1 Pet 5:10, 11)