18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. 19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; 21 because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.
Please note that the creation is subject to futility, which is another way of saying that it is subject to sin, and sin brings suffering. However, the wonderful truth of the Bible is that the whole of creation will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
The Bible compares the suffering of this present time with birth pangs. A mother knows the intense labour pains while giving birth, but she also knows the intense joy of embracing her beautiful newborn baby on her bosom. Once the child is delivered, all of the mother's pains are immediately forgotten. Notice that the scripture says that the whole creation groans with birth pangs. We believe that God Himself suffers with His creation, and He is looking forward with great joy to the fulfillment of His Plan for All, when He welcomes His whole family, multiple billions of His children born into the Eternal Kingdom of the New Heaven and the New Earth.
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