ROMANS ROAD DEVOTIONAL | Day 15 - From Suffering to Glory Revealed
Romans 8:18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. 19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.
It is very important to have proper perspective in life. How we perceive our life can determine our reality and influence our circumstances. The Apostle Paul endured a lot of suffering–much more than most of us will endure in a lifetime. Suffering and difficulties have a way of reshaping our thinking and putting us into a negative mindset, if we allow it. That’s the danger of suffering, not only what we’re going through (which will pass!) but the false sense that the suffering is defining our life.
Paul states that the sufferings of the present time cannot be compared to the glory that shall be revealed in us.
There’s the key: Focus on what God is revealing...not on the suffering!
I’ve come to understand that the revealing of that glory is not only later in heaven, but a lot of that glory happens now while we are yet on earth. That “glory” is not some mist or other temporary manifestation. God’s glory is His purpose and presence revealed in and through your life.
God has the unique ability to turn “ashes into beauty.” He can transform our darkness to light.
Reflection Question: What glory is being revealed in you?
Key insight I gained today:
Today’s action item based on insight:
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