“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” (Romans 8:18)
We live in a broken world. Christians are daily persecuted and killed around the world.
Every single day, we lose those we dearly love. Some are murdered. Others survive traumatising experiences of crime and injustice. The little ones we are gladly expecting are lost at birth, and others miscarried. All happening around us and in us, appears to be in a chaotic state.
When our spouses are killed in horrendous accidents, and our siblings are diagnosed with cancer at twenty. When we lose all that we had worked hard to receive in robberies and hijackings rippling through our neighbourhoods. Nothing is meaningless. All of those meant-to-be evils are accomplishing for us a glory we will receive, from God, because of them. Yes! We will receive God’s glory in Christ through them, not in spite of them.
Looking at all the sufferings we face as Christians, Apostle Paul encourages us with these words in Romans 8:18: “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”
Paul is saying we will move from suffering to glory. With this hope let’s faithfully endure the race each day.
- Sit back and think about the glory that will be revealed to all who believe. We suffer now and receive glory later.
- Read and meditate on Revelation 22:1-5.
This devotion was adapted from “Nothing is Meaningless” by Lesetja Lekoloane