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Rom. 8.18-30

Problems Look Smaller

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us” (Rom. 8:18). Comparing our problems with the promise of spending eternity in God’s presence won’t make them go away, but it will help them look more manageable. 

Prayer Feels Easier 

“…For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words” (Rom. 8:26b). When we don’t understand God’s love, prayer can often feel too difficult. However, when we recognize that the battle has already been won, it gives us renewed confidence in our conversations with Him! 

Purpose Becomes Clearer 

“And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified” (Rom. 8:30). As Christians, we have been chosen by God to tell others about Him! On this side of eternity, our mission is to tell as many people as possible about the hope that can only be found in Him.

Big Idea

God’s immeasurable love gives us hope, which makes our problems look smaller, prayer feel easier and our purpose become clearer!


Question #1: What is one thing that “jumped out” to you while reading Romans 8:18-30?

Question #2: Which of the three ways that hope changes our perspective (problems look smaller, prayer feels easier and purpose becomes clearer) resonated the most with you?

Question #3: Is there a problem you’re facing that seems too difficult? How does remembering God’s love give you hope?

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