"But we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience." (Rom. 5:3)
God’s Church, the Body of Christ, will go through tribulations in earthly life. This is tribulations, plural, with a small t, not the Great Tribulation.
Tribulations serve a purpose in us: they work patience and hope where we think there is no hope. It forces Christ-people to refocus our minds; it changes our priorities from the earthly to the eternal, to depend on and learn Christ in us as our hope of glory.
He is our anchor, our strength, our provider, our very life and our only hope of glory. We are new, whole, and complete in Him; and He works all things in us for good. God bless you this day as you look forward to a new year.