Revelation 21:4 – Living In Expectation

Daily Devotional Bible Verse

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:4 ESV)

Twenty-four years ago my mom passed away from cancer. Last year without warning, my dad passed away from cancer as well. While sitting down to watch the news on any given day, one sad story after another is reported. While placing ceramic tile down on my bathroom floor, I accidentally bruised my finger. It wasn’t the worse pain ever, but it was kind of annoying.
How can I forget the time I thought I was going to get that job promotion, but unfortunately, I wasn’t even considered for the position. The pain I have experienced has been physical and emotional.

In other words trouble is everywhere. In this world of chaos filled with disappointments, where can one find comfort? Have you ever REALLY read and meditated on Revelations 21:4. This verse brings comfort to all who believe and brings my attention to:

“But, as it is written,
‘What no eye has seen, nor ear heard,
nor the heart of man imagined,
what God has prepared for those who love him.’ ” (1 Corinthians 2:9 ESV)

Understanding and living in expectation of what God has in store makes even the biggest disappointments more bearable. Paul said it best in Romans 8:18 “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”

I encourage you to live each day in the Expectation of God.

Guest devotion by Michell Redding LPC, LMFT. Michell is a licensed professional counselor and licensed marriage and family therapist. Michell’s main goal in life is to get others to see/experience how much Jesus loves them. Learn how you can become  a guest writer.

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