Frustration. I’m sick of the workings of this world and I hate it. “Against its will, all creation was subjected to God’s curse.” I look forward to the day when I can be rid of it yes, and I wish it was here NOW. The poor reflection I see in a mirror of the future glory does no justice for Who I want to see face to face. “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.” I hate that I have to wait for it! But I must, as it says in Romans, “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.”
It is true, I do not know what to pray for. Bad things happen to good people for a reason, future glory, the glorification of God. Good things (in the worlds eyes) happen to bad people, people get things they don’t deserve. But you know what I say? I don’t want ANY of that crap. I don’t want wordly things! I’de rather just have nothing! Wordly possessions get in our way to much. There is to much confusion and people are to obsessed with the world and I’m sick of it. I want something that is everlasting, something that is future glory. God, give me a deathly disease so that I might bring glory to you. God, give me a misfortune so that I might praise You. Give me a thorn, bring me down, take away my haughtiness. And make it hurt. Glory be to You.
Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later. 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.)
And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will. And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And having chosen them, he called them to come to him. And having called them, he gave them right standing with himself. And having given them right standing, he gave them his glory.