It is Christ.
“God wanted to make known among the Gentiles the glorious wealth of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” [Colossians 1:27 HCSB]
“When [Christ], who is your life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.” [Colossians 3:4 HCSB]
“For our momentary light affliction is producing for us an absolutely incomparable eternal weight of glory.” [2 Corinthians 4:17 HCSB]
Since Christ is our eternal hope of glory … since our destiny is to be revealed with Christ in glory … then we must seek to make Christ our only hope in every part of our life here. That means He is our only hope in every trial, every difficulty, every circumstance of this life.
We can know His comfort in our trials because we know that nothing we will experience in this life compares to that “incomparable eternal weight of glory” that is ours in Him.
He enables us to look at the struggles of this life as “light affliction.”
The things of life that nearly crush us, the deep losses we all will experience at some time, when put side by side with Christ (the hope of glory in us) will hardly make us pause in comparison. Once we bask in that light of glory, everything else will dim.
It is Christ. Completely. Gloriously. Everlastingly. Ours.