Waiting in hope for the return of Christ
For we know that all creation has been groaning
as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.
And we believers also groan,
even though we have the Holy Spirit within us
as a foretaste of future glory,
for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering.
We, too, wait with eager hope
for the day when God will give us our full rights as His adopted children,
including the new bodies, He has promised us.
We were given this hope when we were saved.
(If we already have something, we don’t need to hope for it. But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently).
Romans 8: 22-25