Mwesigwa David (http://wwwdavidsunique-david.blogspot.com/) posted this thought on his blog, he said:
"One thing about serving the Lord is that in addition to having eternal life, he will not disappoint you even here on earth."
If you think about it, eternal life is a pretty huge gift to give, hard to comprehend in magnitude and depth. Eternal joy...how much would that be worth? And yet, God still blesses us every day. Does this not testify of how great His love is for us?
Even if our lives were one abominable circumstance after another, would not the promise and surety of eternal life, eternal peace, eternal happiness...be reward enough for following Him?