The days and nights are so long. I’m so far from feeling like myself. In fact, I’m simply somewhere in life I’ve never been before. I desperately wish things could just go back to normal. Yet, even after much prayer the pain is still real and the reality is constant. I can so relate to the many times others have said to me, “It’s just tough to be here.”
Maybe you’re somewhere in life you’ve never been before. You just wish you could go back to the good old days. When life was seemingly more predictable. When your aches and pains were far less. When your heart felt so much more settled. Yet, you realize just like me that going back in time is simply not an option.
I believe it’s so critical in these times that we realize our pain and suffering will not last forever. Yes, this life is full of ups, downs, wins, and losses. But, one day for every true believer in Jesus Christ this roller coaster ride will come to an end. And, therefore we can still look forward with great hope.
In this life, Jesus promises to give us peace even in the midst of the chaos. In the next life, God promises complete peace, no more pain and no more chaos. Yes, in Heaven everyday will be total paradise. Thankfully God’s word reveals promise for all who are in Christ both for now and later. So, in the midst of feeling hopeless we have to cling to this hope.
Revelation 21:4 says that one day in Heaven “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”