John 16:21 "Whenever a woman is in labor she has pain, because her hour has come; but when she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a child has been born into the world.”
-Jesus is speaking here in this passage of the grief of His death, but the promise of His resurrection as compared to the agony of childbirth, caused by the curse of sin, with the joy of new birth that erases the pain of labor and striving. The spiritual implications between the birth process and new life in Christ are worth meditating on for a while. The joy of the new takes the place of the old struggle. Behold, Jesus is making all things new (Revelation 21:5). Know that while there is sorrow in the night, joy comes in the morning (Psalm 30:5)!