This is a comforting post for those of you who are suffering today. For my readers who are scared, overwhelmed or brokenhearted, and who are adopted daughters of the King, your comfort will be huge.
Any suffering we are going through right now is temporary... The glory of eternity will be so much greater by comparison to the suffering we experienced on earth that we won't even be able to compare the two. Click To TweetAny suffering we are going through right now is temporary. It will not last. That is the wonderful news of the Gospel! Not only that, but when this life is over, and we are living in eternity, we will look back on our lives here and the suffering we experienced, and the glory of eternity withJesus will be so much greater by comparison to the suffering we experienced on earth that we won’t even be able to compare the two.
Can you even imagine? That’s how wonderful heaven and eternity will be!
Isn’t it interesting that it isn’t only we humans who are waiting for heaven? This Scripture teaches that all of creation is groaning just as if it was in labor, for the time when creation itself will be fully redeemed!
Isn’t that a beautiful picture that is painted? It shows us what is happening now as well as what will be happening. As we look at all that is happening in nature. Storms? Tsunamis? Earthquakes? It’s simply that all of creation is in the throes of labor, waiting for the coming of Christ!
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing
with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God.
For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it,
in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption
and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.
For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together
in the pains of childbirth until now.
And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit,
groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons,
the redemption of our bodies.
Romans 8:18-23 ESV