Memory Monday – Week 92

Lately I can’t stop reading Romans 8, especially the message version. I highly recommend it if you have never read it. I could probably share every verse in the whole chapter, but today I’m sharing Romans 8:18, “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”

Verse 17 says that Christians will suffer with Christ. When we are in Him, we will face trials. But, Paul who experienced tremendous suffering, way more than any of us have ever seen, points out in verse 18 that the suffering we will face doesn’t even compare to the glory and joy that is coming. Nothing we face here on earth compares to the price Jesus paid to save us and the joy that comes when we enter heaven.  But even before that day, a life surrendered to Him results in His power, presence, and gifts that help us and give us victories in our present struggles and trials.

When we face a trial, we have to weigh what we are going through now versus our glory in knowing Him more because of our suffering as well as our glory in heaven. During my recent races, I wanted to quit. I didn’t think I could make it, but the feeling when crossing the finish line totally outweighed the pain and discouragement from the race. Our hardships here on earth are the same way. Even though we can’t see it now, we can trust that the glory revealed will all be worth it.

Whatever you are facing, know that the pain is never too great and the trial is never too big. Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice for us to live and even though there are still trials, the suffering we go through for Christ while here on earth will all be worth it. Until that day, seek His face in every trouble you face.  His glory will be present in your life through his victorious and overcoming power.

Memory Monday - Week 92

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12 Comments
  • ellesees.blogspot.com
    Posted at 06:49h, 20 April Reply

    i’ve been going through sufferings lately, like with my Daddy dying a month ago. I am keeping faith in that joy is coming soon and that he is in Heaven (And I’ll see him again).

  • Biana @ Blovedboston
    Posted at 08:57h, 20 April Reply

    Very important message to repeat when going through hard times! xo, Biana – BlovedBoston

  • Kelly @ Southern Komfort Blog
    Posted at 09:19h, 20 April Reply

    Yessss!!! We have been trying to instill this into our youth students. As a teenager, sometimes life just doesn’t feel like it’s going to get any better so we’re trying to remind them that it WILL get better and that this life is SOO worth living for Jesus. Happy Monday friend!

  • Mia @ MakeMeUpMia
    Posted at 09:48h, 20 April Reply

    Yes! The feeling of that race, or anything you feel you can’t complete, great way to look at it. Great Monday inspiration, as always my friend XO

  • IFEOMA SAMUEL
    Posted at 10:44h, 20 April Reply

    Dear Caroline when I shared about sharing God in pain on my blog, I never knew in a few days after that article my family and I would have escaped from violence. The attacks were spreading country wide but they never came near my home.
    God gives His promises, we hold onto to them and He keeps His word and will never fail us. He will show us the purpose behind our sufferings and will give us the grace to overcome. Amen!
    Many Blessings to you.

  • JoJo
    Posted at 12:14h, 20 April Reply

    You are making me want to go read this chapter. Its true that in the moment of suffering we need to step back and view the big picture before we say out loud we can’t get through it.

  • Tiffany | A Touch of Grace
    Posted at 14:26h, 20 April Reply

    Great Monday inspiration Caroline! Nothing is greater than what Jesus sacrificed for us!

  • Lisa
    Posted at 19:42h, 20 April Reply

    Such a good verse, for so many reasons and situations.

  • Sarah J
    Posted at 08:39h, 21 April Reply

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  • Sarah J
    Posted at 08:40h, 21 April Reply

    this is one of my absolute favorite verses ever!

  • Kim Adams Morgan
    Posted at 10:56h, 21 April Reply

    Thank you for the encouragement, Caroline. I’ve had a bit of a rough time myself. I try to focus on the end-goal: Eternity with Jesus. I think that anything we go through here is worth the temporary battle. Paul and Christ are great examples of perseverance. Blessings.

  • Erin
    Posted at 21:13h, 22 April Reply

    I am so glad that God is God, and I am not. I would have thrown a wrench into so many things in my life if I had gotten what I desperately prayed for at the time. God said no sometimes so He could say yes later and it shaped me in ways I won’t know until I’m in heaven. Great post.

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