This is an age of instant gratification. Think of what is available at our fingertips right when we want it. However, some of the best things life has to offer require waiting. This passage is about waiting, and learning to wait expectantly for future glory that will soon be ours.
(1) We expect too much from this broken and shattered world.
(2) Soon, our groaning will give way to incomparable glory.
(3) The Holy Spirit helps us to pray while we wait.