9 For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 10 He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. 11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
A good reminder of God's grace- He doesn't desire us to suffer- even upon His return. Our hope is that fact that once life ends we live together with him, because he died for us.
THEREFORE- Lord help me encourage those around me and to build them up. Teach me how to be better at that.