The more I see people in suffering, the more I’m reminded that we have a God who is a storyteller. He has a story for each of us. I’ve said this again and again, but it’s comforting for me to remind myself of this because then I remember that in the end there is always the greatest story of grace ever told.
While in the middle of these horrible little stories, there is always fear. Fear is when we have doubt that God is going to redeem us. But the bible promises us over and over that he is our Redeemer. Why don’t we believe Him?
Perhaps it’s because the stories are real and they sometimes go the way we are afraid they will go. So the worst happens, we think. But that’s not really true because after the worst happens there is always redemption. Always. God is so creative, we can’t even conceive the ending He has in store.
Revelation 21:4 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.”
That verse is true. So cheer up church. Don’t be sad. And don’t be afraid.