“Now if we are children, then we are heirs – heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.” Romans 8:17
Sin eats away at us with the sickness of despair. “You can’t overcome this. There’s no way out. You’re always going to be like this. You’re going to live with the consequences of this forever.”
Hope destroys despair. We can press on – and even rejoice – because there is an end. There’s an end to sin and all its power. There’s an end to suffering. There’s an end to all our fallen nature. We are going to share in the glory of God as co-heirs with Christ. And that is a glorious hope.