Revelations 21:3-5… “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.”
Hello everyone and welcome back to “Sunday Inspiration!” I hope you’re ready for some great words of inspiration because God has laid something very special on my heart, to share with you today.
We all know what suffering…pain and heartache can do to a person. In fact, through my own moments of pain and heartache, I have seen how these difficult moments can truly take a toll on my mind…heart and body…and sometimes to a place, where I find myself weak and vulnerable to evil. While experiencing moments such as these; there can be times, when we wonder if we will ever truly escape the difficulties of life and be free, from the prison cell of despair; where Satan attempts to keep us.
As I have been on a journey of pain and heartache, for about 50 years now…one thing special that God has truly opened my heart up to; is the hope…that one day, I will leave this world of suffering, for an eternal home; where Satan will no longer be able to reach me and have control over my life. Just think…we as Christians will enter a place, where tears will never fall and pain will no longer be known to us. The grief and heartache that once took us down will never come to mind and the difficult moments of struggle will be lifted forever from our shoulders.
As I think about this place, where suffering will never exist; I see a picture within my mind’s eye. In this picture, I see a staircase that I have traveled on, for many long years. Sometimes the steps have been easy to climb, while others have been steep and almost impossible to get up to; but as I continue the climb, through moments of pain and sometimes deep heartache; I know in my spirit that this journey has to have an end…a place, where the small glimpse of hope that I once held tightly to, will now lead me to a place of eternal peace.
As my journey continues on…I see the final step approaching me. I am relieved, as I now see Jesus standing there…waiting for me, as I finish the climb. As I approach the place where Jesus is; I begin to cry for one last time, as I am overwhelmed by His presence. As I fall before Him…He reaches down and lifts me to my feet and wipes the final tear from my eye. From there, He places His arm around me and welcomes me to my new home. As I look down to my knees…the scars that once revealed many years of deep pain are no longer there and the rod that once stiffened my leg is gone. I begin to run around and enjoy this new body that no longer has control over my life.
As I enter further into the gates of heaven…all I feel is peace and the memories of deep heartache that always seemed to stay with me, have now left my thoughts. As I leave the past life, of pain and heartache behind…heaven’s doors begin to shut for good. I am safe now with God, for all of eternity and no matter how hard Satan knocks on heaven’s door, I know in my heart; that he will never be able to have control over me…ever again.
You know…we all have times, when we feel, as if these moments of suffering will never come to an end. The symptoms of our pain and deep heartache, can attempt to convince us; that we will never find hope in anything again; but today, I want you to now; that there is a hope to hold to and that hope comes from a God, who is working to prepare a place, where we will be able to escape these difficult moments…brought on by Satan….for all of eternity.
For the one, who has truly placed their life in the hand of God and believes in Him, with all their heart; that will be the person, who will one day find eternal peace…from all the pain and heartache that Satan attempts to destroy us with.
If you haven’t experienced this gift of hope, by knowing Jesus Christ as your personal Savior…first you must admit that you are a sinner…in need of a Savior…a Savior, who can cleanse your heart from sin and forgive you, while giving you a new start at life. All you have to do is pray and acknowledge this before God and He will begin to give you a new life that will place you on a path; that will eventually lead you to a place called Heaven.
Have a blessed Sunday and may you truly experience the hand of God upon you, as you begin another new week!
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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."