TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29
“He will wipe every tear from their eyes… There will be no more… sorrow or crying.”
Revelation 21:4 (NLT2)
SOMEDAY SOON: THERE WILL BE NO SADNESS
There was a group of students in Texas taking a class on the psychology of emotions. The professor wanted to know what the opposite of happy was. One student raised their and said, “Sad.” Then the professor asked, “What’s the opposite of depression?” “Elation,” another student said. Then the professor said, “What’s the opposite of woe?” One student stood up and said, “Giddy-up.” Only in Texas.
The Apostle John teaches us in Revelation 21:4 that one day in heaven there will be no more sadness and no more crying. We come into this world as babies crying as the familiar security we had in our mother’s womb is disrupted. And then random things happen throughout life that bring tears to our eyes. Psalm 16:11 teaches when we get into heaven and God’s presence we will experience the opposite of sadness. The passage says, “You make known to me the path of life; in Your presence there is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”
One of the reasons Jesus died on the cross for our sins was for the “fullness of joy” that was coming. There will be seasons of sadness that we all go through in this life. You may be in one of those seasons right now. Realize that Jesus is fully aware of your sadness and He died on the cross to do something about it. Talk to God about your sadness, thank God for knowing, caring, and doing something about it. Ask God to comfort you during this season of sadness in a special way.