Ginrich's Devotional Blog

November 15, 2013

No Pain, No Gain

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:00 am

Romans 8:18. For I consider that our present sufferings cannot even be compared to the glory that will be revealed to us.

There is a saying, “no pain, no gain.” This is said about exercise to improve muscle tone and lose weight. So many are willing to experience this. Yet, when we meet trials and sufferings in our lives we are so quick to complain or become depressed and discouraged. We fail to look at the big picture. Not only are our sufferings on this earth extremely brief when compared to all eternity and the glory of being in the presence of God, they are also working to increase our spiritual muscles and reduce the weight of sin. Our question is what will we choose to consider, the ultimate goal or the temporary pain in coming to the goal?

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