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” (Rom 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 (Rom 6:3-4).   Therefore…

  • The weight of groaning is not worth comparing with the glory that is on the horizon.
  • The cross is not worth comparing with the crown which the Lord has laid up.
  • The pain is not worth comparing with the pleasure 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 described.

For those blessed truths, I am thankful.

“Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!” (Psa 107:1)

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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