For we groan while we are in this tent, since we are weighed down.
[2 Cor 5:4 NET]
O Lord, you understand my heart’s desire; my groaning is not hidden from you. … For my sins overwhelm me; like a heavy load, they are too much for me to bear.
Wretched man that I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death?
For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers together until now. Not only this, but we ourselves also, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we eagerly await our adoption, the redemption of our bodies.
Although you may have to suffer for a short time in various trials.
Since I know that my tabernacle will soon be removed, because our Lord Jesus Christ revealed this to me.
For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. Now when this perishable puts on the imperishable, and this mortal puts on immortality, then the saying that is written will happen, “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”
[Ps 38:9, Ps 38:4, Rom 7:24, Rom 8:22-23, 1 Pet 1:6, 2 Pet 1:14, 1 Cor 15:53-54]