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. For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
by: Kennedy Ochs.
Each day that we live on Earth without God is filled with sorrow. This time of waiting for what is to come is difficult and trying. Creation cries out with us, unable to remain quiet while it waits for what is coming. These verses promise that the glory that is to come is so great that our daily trials will be quickly forgotten. It promises that we cannot even imagine the wonder of what is promised for our futures. Even with this promise, it can be hard to remain hopeful. Nevertheless, it is through this hope, and trusting in what we cannot see, that we were saved.