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Not Worthy to Be Compared

December 11, 2017


Not Worthy to Be Compared

In whatever kind  of suffering we go through  in this world,  people tend  to get discouraged  and lose hope.     They often question God’s love  for them  because they lack the overall picture  and wisdom  of our Lord.

The apostle Paul suffered a lot,  especially throughout his preaching career.    He was often beaten,  whipped,  imprisoned,  and stoned.     He also suffered  some sort of physical malady  that he really wanted  to be relieved from,  but God said,  My grace is sufficient  for you,  for power is perfected  in weakness.”  (2 Corinthians 12:9)

Paul then learned  that God’s grace  really was sufficient  and that  the power  of his faith  was perfected  as he had to bear  the burden  of his physical problems.     Paul stood  in awe  and deep appreciation  of what God taught him  in that suffering.

That is why Paul declares  in Romans 8:18,

For I consider  that the sufferings  of this present time  are not worthy  to be compared  with the glory  that is to be revealed  to us.

In other words,  it is more than totally worth it  to undergo sufferings  in this world  because our reward  in heaven  is so much greater  than can be described.     There is absolutely  no comparison.     The power  of our faith  is being perfected.

It does not matter  if we’re experiencing  a physical problem,  financial problem,  family problem,  or whatever.     Yes,  the suffering hurts  ever so deeply  and our soul groans  under our burdens.     But,  when we persevere  in the true faith,  trusting in the love  and salvation  of our Savior,  heaven will be our reward.     It’s more than worth it  to trust  in God’s love.

But,  if we become bitter  and blame all  of our troubles  on the Lord,  who loves us,  and lose our faith  in His word,  we are in danger  of  losing the glory  of our heavenly reward.

As we abide  in God’s word  by reading it every day  and spend time  in prayer  with our Savior,  we will find strength  from our Lord’s promises  and be enabled  to persevere  —  whatever our trials.     As James 4:8 says,  “Draw near to God  and He will draw near  to you.”

Looking to the glory  God will give us,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  Your grace truly is sufficient.     Strengthen us  through Your word  so that we may live this life  to your glory  —  always trusting  in the truths  You have given us.”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1


How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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