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.

About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in southern Indiana with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Charlestown Road church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He's a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, BBQ, banana pudding, and coffee. You can contact him here or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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