What we hope for has been promised.
For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are. Against its will, all creation was subjected to God’s curse. But with eager hope, the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay. For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children, including the new bodies he has promised us. We were given this hope when we were saved. (If we already have something, we don’t need to hope for it. But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently.)
Not only are we all going through difficulty and hardship in some way, but we also all share this in common: we all long for it to end.
But that’s the beautiful part of this perspective that Paul wants to give us--he wants us to see that the deepest longings of our heart and soul have been met with a promise. He wants us to know that what we hope for has been promised!
One of the greatest things we can offer the world today is the truth that everything humanity longs for is wrapped up in the gospel, the very promises of God. Thank God today for this hope!
Through this series, Aaron encouraged us to read Romans 5-8. Read it as God's personal letter to you!