Thanksgiving That Eclipses All Hardship

“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus… For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us” (Romans 8:1, 18).

I am “in Christ.”   I was baptized into his death, buried with him that I might be raised to walk in newness of life (Romans 6:3-4).   Therefore…

  • The weight of my groaning is not worth comparing with the glory that is on the horizon.
  • The cross I bear is not worth comparing with the crown that God has reserved for me.
  • The pain that I feel is not worth comparing with the pleasure that God has promised.
  • The grief is not worth comparing with the grandeur.
  • The loss is not worth comparing with the life.
  • The cancer is not worth comparing with the celebration.
  • The tears are not worth comparing with the triumph.
  • The poverty is not worth comparing with the provisions.
  • The persecution is not worth comparing with the praise.
  • The loneliness is not worth comparing with the love.
  • The oppression is not worth comparing with the opportunity.
  • And death—even death—is not worth comparing with the delight God has graciously promised me.

For those blessed truths, I am thankful.