My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life

Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

The creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.

We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.

Ps 119:50Ro 8:17-27

Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®, Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

This entry was posted in Psalms, Romans. Bookmark the permalink.

7 Responses to My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life

  1. Joy Boland says:

    Dr. L.
    I don’t always get to the computer to read these every day. I have noticed that the May 1st ones are the last that I have gotten. I tried to sign up again and it said I was already signed up. ?? Can you reinstate me please?
    Thanks,
    Joy

  2. Dr. Walt says:

    Joy,

    The system shows you as an active subscriber since 2012-02-17.

    Walt

  3. Bill says:

    Walt,
    Like Joy i have received no postings since 1 May 2016. I have been going to the web page with daily listings regularly and find none since then either. I do miss these devotionals and use them as a supplement to the regular readings i normally do.
    Blessings, Bill

  4. Dr. Walt says:

    Bill,

    So sorry for the trouble. I can’t figure it out. If there’s anyone who knows Word Press that wants to help, it would be greatly appreciated.

    Walt

  5. Dr. Walt says:

    Bill,

    The subscriber list is showing you as active since 2012-02-17, and Jan as active since 2013-05-16. Is she getting them?

    Walt

  6. Dr. Walt says:

    Bill,

    It turns out, it was my goof. The May devotions were not posted. That’s fixed now. Let me know if you don’t get them. Sorry for the trouble.

    Walt

  7. Dr. Walt says:

    Joy,

    Drats. It turns out, it was my goof. The May devotions were not posted. That’s fixed now. Let me know if you don’t get them. Sorry for the trouble.

    Walt

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *