There is so much grief surrounding me right now, and on top of my own grief, friends and family are grieving losses, both current and former. Losses inundate our lives—losses of loved ones, health, jobs, dreams, and more. The anniversaries come around, too, and the pain resurfaces anew, but so can hope and comfort.
I wrote the following post over three years ago, but I hope it will bring a measure of hope and comfort to you.
“Whew!” That is about all I can say right now. How about you? Is your heart heavy and hurting? It seems that everywhere I turn, people are in great pain.
I must admit that I have been crying my share of tears this year, even just this month; yes, even just this week. Difficulties just pile and pile on. Relentless. Tears cried in a hospital. Tears cried at a memorial service. Tears cried in my home. Tears cried in anger. Tears cried in pain. Tears cried in disappointment, frustration, offense, … .
Well, I have news for you, for us. For those of us who have Jesus as our Savior, someday there are not going to be any more tears. No more hospital tears, funeral tears, angry tears, pains-of-all-kinds tears. Nope. Not a one.
“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.” (Revelation 21:4 KJV)
©Text and photo Francee Strain, May 1, 2021. Originally posted November 15, 2017.