Romans 8 builds a strong and compelling case for our eternal salvation (vv. 1, 31-39), freedom from sin's bondage (vv. 2-13), and our adoption into God's family (vv. 14-17). But if we are God's children and heirs who "share his glory, we must also share in his suffering" (v. 17). It's tempting to slide right by the suffering part of our Christian experience—and even get upset when suffering ...
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Heavenly Father, you tell me in your Word that you can bring good out of the worst situations (Rom. 8:28) and that nothing can ever separate me from your love (Rom. 8:35-39). Help me to believe and cling to these truths and promises, especially when major disappointments and devastating news come my way.
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