The world feels so heavy right now. I talk to people every day who are struggling with loss, sickness, and grief. I can’t watch the news because it’s all too much to bear: war, death, cruelty, hatred. Evil seems to be winning every battle. The heaviness can all too easily leave me feeling hopeless. The burdens, from nearby to halfway around the world, feel almost unbearable.
In the Sunday School class I teach, we recently studied Jesus’ return—one day, He’s coming back to make everything right again, the way it was meant to be. Can you image? All of our heaviness lifted. No sin, no pain, no death, no sorrow—our heavy burdens gone forever. An eternity of peace and joy and delight.
Revelation 21:4-5 says, ‘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.” And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” And He said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.”’
I long for that day. One day, the suffering will end and all be made right. 1 Peter 5:10 says, ‘After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.’ The heaviness won’t last forever. We have hope.
Amanda, it is so true – the heaviness of our days reminds us of the One who alone can lift our heavy burdens. I am so grateful He comes alongside of us and bears our burdens with, and for us.
Praise God that He has limited the time of our heaviness – it will not go beyond what we are able to bear with His help.
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I am thankful for the hope we have in Christ. I often wonder where people who do not follow Christ get their hope from?