An interesting connection exists between suffering and glory. Look through God’s word and see how they relate and their connection to the life of Jesus.
Certainly, we are all aware of how Jesus suffered while here on earth: His persecution, shame, and sacrifice at the cross.
No one longs for or anticipates suffering. We desire the glory to come, but we must realize the suffering related to that glory and lead with an understanding of such.
Paul identifies that the sufferings of this present life are not worthy to be compared to the glory to be revealed to us, but suffering does come first.