Bible: Romans 8:18-27
8:18 For I consider that our present sufferings cannot even be compared 1 to the glory that will be revealed to us. 8:19 For the creation eagerly waits for the revelation of the sons of God. 8:20 For the creation was subjected to futility – not willingly but because of God 2 who subjected it – in hope 8:21 that the creation itself will also be set free from the bondage of decay into the glorious freedom of God’s children. 8:22 For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers together until now. 8:23 Not only this, but we ourselves also, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, 3 groan inwardly as we eagerly await our adoption, 4 the redemption of our bodies. 5 8:24 For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope, because who hopes for what he sees? 8:25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with endurance. 6
8:26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness, for we do not know how we should pray, 7 but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with inexpressible groanings. 8:27 And he 8 who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit 9 intercedes on behalf of the saints according to God’s will.