For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sonsof God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. (Romans 8:14-17 ESV)
Hymn ELH 17:4,8 Awake and Sing the Song
Look back and see the state
Wherein your nature lay
Then wonder at His love so great
Who did your ransom pay.
Sing, for you hear Christ say,
“Your sins are all forgiv’n.”
Go forth, rejoicing all the way,
And singing enter heav’n.
Heavenly Father, thank You for forgiving my sins through Christ and adopting me as Your child. Help me to see my trials and suffering on this earth are only temporary. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.