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“Whom He justified, them He also glorified.” — Romans 8:30
Its is finished Christians! The whole progression is Romans 8:28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,* for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. This is the heart of the Gospel right here. If we are those that believe in Christ and trust in Him alone for our salvation then we can say that we have been called, we have been foreknown or for-loved by God, we have predestined to be his children and be found in Christ, we have been given the promise to be conformed to the images of Christ, and last but not least we will be glorified with Christ for all eternity. This is comfort for the soul.
“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy [to be compared] with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected [it] in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.” — Romans 8:18-21
Earlier Paul speaks of this groaning and suffering that we all deal with as Christians and even that God has subjected us to this, but the comfort is the guarantee of our future to be glorified with Christ. Take hope and think on these things now! Find your glory and Joy in Christ.
“This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.” — Lamentations 3:21
I believe these all have to do with finding comfort and joy in Christ! David often speaks of remembering the great works of God so that in times of trouble or times of uncertainty he could recall all of God’s amazing works and find comfort and joy and stamina for his soul to go on. God even says to the children of Israel to remind and recall all of his great works to their children so that they would have such a big view of God that when trials came they could recall his works and find joy in who He is. Think of all the times that God has worked wondrous things in each of our lives and let that be the place from where we find joy in Him today!