“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”
I think we could all agree that life is messy and hard at times. Suffering is not optional. We don’t get to choose whether we go through hard times or not. We can choose to walk in an unstoppable hope that God can and will use our suffering for greater glory. When we can’t see how suffering is going to end, we can choose to hope for what we can’t see and be eager for what God is going to do. If you are in Christ, you have the help that you need. Hope has been poured out into our hearts by the Holy Spirit. We need to put our focus on Jesus and remember that God is good even when life is messy.
Lord, I do not like or want this situation I’m in, but while it is here, will you bear the fruit of your likeness in my life. Amen.
Use the HEAR method as you spend time with today’s scripture.
Highlight – what words or phrases jump out at you
Explain – what does the passage mean?
Apply – how does the passage intersect with your life today?
Respond – how is God leading you to respond?