Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof

God's Kingdom

In spite of the hardships you may endure

In every good movie there are obstacles and struggles before you get to the happy ending - "and the lived happily ever after!"
As in God's Word, many times we may go through trials and troubles, but there are promises of the final victory that is waiting for God's children in the end.

Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all. ~ Psalms 34:19

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. ~ John 16:33

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. ~ John 14:12

And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. ~ Daniel 12:3

Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. ~ Ecclesiastes 7:8

And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now. ~ John 2:10

God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect ~ Hebrews 11:40

For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: ~ Philippians 1:23

Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off. ~ Isaiah 56:5

Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end; ~ Deuteronomy 8:16

But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. ~ Proverbs 4:18

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