As we talk and interact with so many around the world, many who are in real suffering, we realize how deep and extensive their “groaning” is. Some face starvation. Some are experiencing severe persecution, even to the point of death. Some have been subject to the cruel hand of an ungodly regime that is suppressing any degree of religious freedom. All these and more make us cry out to the Lord, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you judge…” (Revelation 6:10).
Even in Paul’s day, he felt the same conditions. “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 first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies” (Romans 8:22–23).
It is hard to wait when it seems that everything around us is causing us to groan deeper that ever. As Jesus predicted times of destruction, wars, persecution, and things that would take place just before His return, He makes a profound statement; “Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near” (Luke 21:28).
You may be very weary of the conditions we face today, but allow God’s Word to strengthen your faith. Lift your spiritual eyes and your mind to what God has promised. Our adoption is about to be complete when the Lord takes our bodies out of this world to where He is (John 14:3).
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