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No More Tears

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Two people face the same set of circumstances. One quickly succumbs, gives way to despair and dies. The other refuses to give way to seemingly unsurmountable odds, holds on and survives. What makes the difference? Why does one person survive while the other doesn’t? People who have researched this question say that one of the most important factors is hope. The people who survive horrible circumstances can see beyond the present. They know that their situation will not last. Even if things become worse in the immediate future relief will inevitably come. Things will get better. They can visualize a brighter tomorrow.

Trouble and suffering are universal. Sometimes our troubles result from external pressures. As King Solomon wrote, “Again I looked and saw all the oppression that was taking place under the sun: I saw the tears of the oppressed— and they have no comforter; power was on the side of their oppressors— and they have no comforter.” (Ecclesiastes 4:1 NIV) In addition to oppression, troubles may come in the form of natural disasters which destroy our possessions or our ability to earn a living. From time to time all of us mourn the loss of a loved one.

At other times our troubles have an internal source. All of us experience loneliness. We all live with the realization that we have not achieved our goals or reached our potential. Sometimes guilt and feelings of inadequacy overwhelm us. We mourn, we sorrow, we weep over lost innocence, friendships and opportunities.

What enables us to overcome? What enables us to keep on living when we face crushing disappointment? It is our hope. It is our conviction that this will pass and that we will have a better future.

This raises a question. Is our hope justified? How can we be sure that the future will be better? For those of us who follow Christ, we have the promises of God. The Apostle John saw visions of what is to come. In one of them he saw the new heaven and earth which will replace this world of sorrow with which we are so familiar. God has prepared the new heaven and earth for Christ’s followers. How will God treat them there? ““He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”” (Revelation 21:4-5 NIV)

We experience pain and suffering in this world because of sin and unrighteousness. People choose to do wrong and wrong results in pain and tears. It is written that the new heavens and earth will be the home of righteousness. The wicked and unrighteous will have no place there. And because there will be no wrong or sin in the new order of things, there will be no more pain, suffering or sorrow. The only kind of tears we will shed, will be tears of joy. If we want God to dry our tears of pain, loss and sorrow should we not commit to becoming righteous in this life so that we can live in the new world which He has prepared for the righteous?