“And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with 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.” Revelation 21:3-5
Hello everyone and welcome today, to Sunday Inspiration…through the Risen Hope Ministries! I am so glad that you chose to stop by today and my prayer; is that you will truly find a piece of hope to hold to…a hope that will keep you standing strong, until the Lord comes to take us home!
You know…we all seem to have our share of pain…heartache and troubles. In fact, there can be times, when these moments take us so low; that we can’t find even one ounce of hope to hold to. I don’t know about you; but I’ve even experienced times in my life, when the problems I faced were so overwhelming; that I felt as if my problems were leading me by a leash…down a dark and dismal road…a road that showed no color or beauty…only a lifeless feeling that just didn’t want to go away.
Today, as we are facing the challenging moments of this life, I would like to share something very special with you…from my heart to yours and I pray that no matter what you are facing today; that these words would truly allow hope to rise up within you once more.
It was quite some time back, when I was working on a manuscript and at the end of the book, I wanted to share my deep feelings, as to what I felt heaven would be like for me and I pray that as you read my thoughts; that you will be able to connect with God in heaven and find that hope you need right now…a hope that will help you to understand; that life won’t be like this forever.
You know… “Someday soon, I will finally walk the last mile of this journey; that I have been on for so many years of my life and I will reach my destination in heaven. As I stand before Jesus, I will fall into the arms of One so loving and true…the One who always stood beside me and never walked away; but instead… became my closest friend. I will recognize Him because He will be the One with the nail scared hands and feet.
As I begin to take in all the beauty that’s surrounding me in heaven, I will breathe a sigh of relief as tears fall down my face. As I look up to Jesus once more; He bends down and He wipes my tears for the last time; then He says to me… “Diane, I knew the pathway wasn’t easy…for I cried with you too. It’s alright now…it’s all over my child and you will suffer no more.”
From there, He will begin to loosen each shackle of pain and heartache that I experienced here on earth and as He takes the shackles away; He exchanges them for a beautiful crown. As I walk into Heaven with Jesus, I suddenly begin to notice that I’m not limping anymore, and there is no more pain. The scars that once marked my body…for so many years of my life are no longer there and the rod that stiffened my leg is gone and I’m able to run again. I fall to my knees for the first time, as my eyes remain fixed on Jesus. As He gently lifts me up to my feet, He presents me with a beautiful white robe and as we begin to walk together, I turn around for the last time, as Heaven’s gates begin to close. I begin to realize that I have truly reached my destination in Heaven; where I will never suffer with pain and heartache again.”
What about you? Where will your journey end? You know…even though we live with these darkened moments…brought about by evil; that doesn’t mean that these moments will last forever and this is the hope we can cling to today. For a time will come, when God will come to rescue those, who have truly accepted Him as Lord and Savior and even though evil may attempt to knock on heaven’s doors; it will never be welcomed beyond the gates of heaven.
Blessings on your Sunday!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
*If you have never invited Jesus to live within your heart and you would like to know Him before it’s too late, just repeat after me… “Lord Jesus, I believe that you are the true and living God…the One who went to the cross, to die for my sins and I want you to know that I truly believe in you and will you please forgive me, of all my sins and come and live within my heart.” (Read John 3:16)
If you prayed this prayer, would you send me a little message, on my contact page…as I would like to share this very special moment in your life with you!
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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."