Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later. For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are. Against its will, all creation was subjected to God’s curse. But with eager hope, 21the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay. For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children, including the new bodies he has promised us. We were given this hope when we were saved. (If we already have something, we don’t need to hope for. But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently.) 26And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believersl in harmony with God’s own will. And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And having chosen them, he called them to come to him. And having called them, he gave them right standing with himself. And having given them right standing, he gave them his glory.
The highlighted verse for me would be verse 28 ‘And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.’
As I read through this chapter it encourages me to:
1. Stand firm for God is working it out
No need to feel or be defeated just Stand FIRM and know God is working it out for you. I need to remember whose Child I am.
2. Remember that the Holy spirit helps me through my weaknesses
Allow the Holy Spirit to work out my weaknesses for God’s glory.
3. Hope is the key
Draw near to God and he will give you strength of hope to stand, be reminded and remain hopeful.
Remain Hope filled, the future will be filled with HIS Glory, Suffer now, Rejoice later.
Stand firm all things will work out for you brothers and sisters in Christ, have FAITH, remain HOPEFUL & just BELIEVE!
Song of encouragement by Fred Hammond – All things are working