Revelation 21:1-4 – “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. 2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, 4 and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.” NASU
Job got it right when he declared in Job 14:1 – “Man who is born of woman Is of few days and full of trouble.” (NKJV) James told us in James 4:14b – “For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.” (NKJV) We learn quickly from Scripture and experience that Life has problems but the continual and clear promise of the Bible is A BETTER DAY IS COMING! John declares in the passage above that very truth.
There is coming a time when tears will no longer be a part of our lives, death will be banished, mourning, sadness, crying, and pain will be removed from our existence. We will spend eternity in the presence of the Almighty God creator of heaven and earth and enjoy His presence, peace, and person through the endless ages. For some, that sounds like a boring time and while I do not know what takes place in heaven I know that the one thing it will not be is BORING! I am so confident of that I can declare it without fear of ever being proven wrong in this life or the next.
We all have, are having, or will have difficulty in life! It is a natural part of the process of traveling from birth to death. So when you are facing difficult times and events or circumstances that seem insurmountable and more than you can bear remember that A BETTER DAY IS COMING! There is going to be a day when none of these things we now face will have any place. There is coming a day when all the troubles mankind faces on this planet will be forever banished and we will enjoy the TOTALITY OF GOD’s PERFECTION. As I write this my heart begins to become Homesick for Heaven and yet as Paul said, “I’m torn between the two, going home or staying here.” The reason that I desire to stay is that I know that I have not yet finished my assignment and I selfishly want to spend more time on earth with my wife and family while watching my grandchildren grow up and become beautiful adults. Yet, as I face and see others face the trials of life my heart says, “How long Lord before you call your children home and deliver us from this death?”
As you go through your day go through it with the thought in mind A BETTER DAY IS COMING! Lift up your eyes to God and allow your heart to make the choice to rejoice! Blessings to you as you go through your day!