Romans 8:18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory
that will be revealed in us.
Romans 8:18 takes on a slightly different meaning when we read through the lens of pain. “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing to the glory that is revealed in us." When we look at the verse through pain. Our present suffering is what reveals the glory, and what gives glory is magnitude.
When we are comfortable, we have no reason to change. Think about it all invention and innovation have been a result of a need to change or improve upon something.
When we have pain, we lose the ability to be comfortable. There is something nagging at us. Something that is showing us a change needs to be made. Pain then is what opens the door to possibilities to it as needed in order to make progress.
This is how we connect to those that we disciple. We identify their pain and we help them work through that situation to grow closer to God.