He has placed eternity in the human heart … no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
God, magnificently distant and yet so close, placed the knowledge of eternity in the hearts of mankind.
What are you facing today? Are you troubled? Afraid? Sad?
God gives us comfort, strength, and peace.
But eternity with him is really where our thoughts should be. It was important for him to place it into our hearts because it causes us to look up and away from here and now. It is the expectation of things to come. Even if we don’t understand it, we feel the power of this promise.
No one can fathom the works of God. He tells us to set our hearts on things above, not here on earth. We will always know happiness here but we will also know sorrow.
In eternity, God will wipe away every tear. There will be no more sorrow or death.
Let the eternity that is written on your heart grow and feel the fullness of the hope God has placed in each one of us!
There are no quick fixes for grief. It’s a process that continues the rest of your life. You are not the same person. In some ways you are better. In some ways you are not.
If it weren’t for God, I would not have made it. I didn’t hold onto him as much as he held onto me. When no one understands, God does. When no one is there, God is.
How can I explain the calmness that came upon me in the middle of many nights?
How can I explain joy in the midst of sorrow?
How can I explain being content with unanswered questions?
I can’t. I can only say it exists. I felt it.
The very same God who did not intervene when my son died, is the same God who protected me from grief overtaking me. Thing is, many people turn away from God. I did not.
That’s because I made a choice to trust God, believing he knows all the answers to my questions. I won’t know “why” today. But someday, I will. Because he promises that there will be a day when he wipes away every tear and there will be no more sorrow or death.
For me, that is an answer. He knows life will be painful. For now. And I choose to keep that day in my thoughts.
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