A couple spirit-filled people recently have told us that the suffering we’re currently facing marks the beginning of a fresh and powerful annointing that God already has begun pouring out on us. Not that they’re causally related, but that often deep sorrow or serious trials occur at the beginning of fresh power from God. I see that in scripture in several people’s stories, including Jesus’. I also see that in Ephesians 3:14-19, which I’m meditating on right now.