The strength that you show today will pay off. It will. Soon this cloud of pain will turn into the open skies of tomorrow. The flames that you are baring to hold will soon turn into sparks of purity that light your way. Your strength, right now, within this moment, will pay off. Stay patient, have faith, and never give up on your journey. You are getting there, one step at a time, through the darkness of the night and into the light.