I Don’t Understand

Sometimes things happen in this world that make no sense.  I don’t understand, it makes no sense, and I certainly can’t figure it out.  In these times, we need to remember what is that we put our hope in.  The hope that the sufferings we have in this life truly are leading and preparing us for glory to come which we simply can not comprehend.
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.   One thing we know – there is suffering in this world.  We try to enjoy life, and we have good times. We do everything we can to enjoy and magnify the good times we have.  But we will not avoid suffering.  We will experience tragedy, sickness, disaster, hunger, loss, death.  But we do serve a God who experienced all these things and more.  Who came into creation, walked with us, gave us His example of how to live, suffered for us, and gave up His life so that we could all have a path to the glory we hope for.  I’ll say this about our suffering in this world – I don’t know why we go through it, but we go through it knowing we serve a God who came and experienced it with us.  He knows what we go through because He went through it.  He’s not detached from it, He’s not some far away God looking down on our suffering.  He’s an intimate personal God, who loves us enough to come down and experience pain, sorrow, loss, and abandonment Himself.

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.”   We were all corrupted because of what happened in the garden.   We all hold onto faith in Christ, in the hopes that we will share in His Resurrection just as we share in His suffering.  The world we live in is fading away, corrupted by decay.  Even the sun and the stars will all eventual burn out.  We hope for the resurrection where we are released from this decaying world, from our dying bodies, into the eternal freedom that comes only the glory of God…


“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.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:18-21‬ ‭ESV‬‬
http://bible.com/59/rom.8.18-21.esv

 

 

John Lewis

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