“And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is them, and be their God. (4) And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. (5) And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. (6) And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.” Revelation 21:3-6
Hello everyone! Welcome today, to Sunday Inspiration! Whether you are unable to go to church or could just use some words of encouragement today…my prayer is that you will find a piece of God’s hope to hold to, while you are here…hope that will keep you standing, in the midst of whatever you may be facing.
As I was thinking about my writing for today, I was also thinking back to all that God has brought me through. Even though the twenty one knee surgeries are now a thing of the past…along with the counseling, for sexual abuse; Satan definitely has a way of reminding me; of how awful those moments were and he can even attempt to keep those thoughts alive, in ways that can distract me and even attempt to make me distant from God.
While thinking on this the other day, I came across a beautiful song, titled…“When He Carries Me Away…which I have posted on this page for today. Anyways…there’s a part that caught my attention, while listening to the song and it goes like this… “When He calls me to that land of no tomorrow, where grief and tears are gone without a trace; I'll lay down all my trouble, cares, and sorrow…and I'll carry them no more, when He carries me away.”
After listening to this song several times, I started to think what it will be like, when I lay down my past…and all that I have gone through in this lifetime, to be carried away in the arms of Jesus. Can you imagine…never having to think about tomorrow…or even into the next week because in heaven, there will be no tomorrow…just one beautiful day, for all of eternity.
You know…I think the hardest thing I’ve had to overcome in my life, is the memory of a past sexual abuse. Once something like this has been imprinted within a person’s being…the memory is there forever; but as I was listening to this song, God was reminding me that the things of the past will one day disappear without a trace…as though these painful times in our lives never existed. What hope!
There have been times in my life, when I just sit and think what heaven will be like. One thing we do know, from God’s word; is that there will be no more tears…pain or suffering of any kind. I don’t know about you…but I’m looking forward to a time, when I don’t have to wake up and live one more day with pain or look at scars that remind me of all I’ve been through. Even now, I look at my right leg; that has been stiff with a rod, for about 10 years and I am reminded that we will all have new bodies; that won’t reveal any scars from the past.
One day…we as Christians, will experience a time, when everything that has deeply affected our lives, will fall powerless to the ground and remain here, while we are swept away on wings of love…and as we enter heaven; God will seal the gates of heaven, from all evil and no matter how many times evil knocks on heaven’s door…evil will not be allowed to enter in and hurt us anymore. This is the hope we live for; that one day, we will be free from all pain and sorrow…and most of all, we will be able to meet the One, who gave His all…out of so much love for us.
No matter what you’re facing today…don’t give up and don’t give into the problem because one day soon…those who have remained faithful and committed to God, will be taken to a place, where our yesterdays will become like a vapor in the wind and God will wipe the final tear from our eyes. The bodies that at one time had experienced suffering and great pain, will be made new and every memory of the past will be wiped clean from our thoughts and we will live in a place that is free from evil…a place, where we will live in the light of God’s perfect and loving presence, for all of eternity.
Blessings on your Sunday!
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About the Author
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain is the author of 16 books, which range from devotionals, to quotes and poetry...to the story on her life..."Baby Steps: A Journey with God through a Lifetime of Pain and Heartache."