To make a big thing seem small, focus on something bigger.
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Romans 8:18 So what are we comparing our current state with? It comes back to perspective; the grand canyon looks huge until you lift your gaze to the vast starry host in the heavens. Perspectives are lucid, changing with whatever you let your eyes and mind settle on. That is why I think Hebrews 12:2 says let us FIX… Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. In our sufferings we can choose to FIX, nail down, secure our perspective to the One to whom has promised us “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” — the things God has prepared for those who love him– 1 Cor. 2:9
Jesus has the victory over all our sufferings and death; in Jesus, R.I.P. is not: Rest In Peace but: Raised In Power! Jesus doesn’t want us to pretend like our suffering is easy, He knows its not; He wants us to fix our eyes on the the One who has overcome this fleeting world and to, Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Heb. 12:3 This world is not our home, it doesn’t end like this, what’s coming FAR outweighs our now, and He can work all “this” for His glory (Romans 8:28) – Jesus, fix my eyes on You and give me your Kingdom perspective.
Independent Read: Psalm 46, Philippians 4:8