10. There Will Be No More Death
“‘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.”—Revelation 21:4
This destruction of the last enemy, death, will come in God’s ordained time. Until then He watches over creation, and His people, He holds close. He is near not far, He knows your sorrow, and He is your High Priest who swallowed up death and rose from the grave. One day there will be a renewal of the entire created order, a new heaven and earth will be brought forth or transformed by God’s hands and voice and this new place will know no sin.
God will reverse the curse of sin; the curse which has spread over everything in creation bringing with it disease, destruction, and suffering. But Jesus has overcome the world, He has overcome sin and death, and He has secured your place in the refuge of God Almighty. He will wipe away every tear on that day and suffering and sickness will be no more.
When all seems dark and lost, when we begin to lose hope and tremble beneath our fear, we can have peace in the light and hope of Jesus. One day, suffering will end, and God will wipe away our tears. We are safe with Him. Have courage and take comfort in these promises from God. He is far more powerful than any virus, and we belong to Him.
Worry and fear are not of Your heart. 1 John 4 reminds us that perfect love casts out all fear, and we pray Your perfect love upon the hearts of all those who are burdened with the fear of this virus. Lord, we know with no doubt that You are bigger than the threat of anything, especially illnesses. Please comfort those who are living in fear, please free them from the bondage that anxiety creates within. Remind them that You are still on the Throne and that You are still in control. Fully rain down the serenity that comes only from the Prince of Peace. Help those who are living in unease to trust You in this time so that in times to come we may rest assured that You will be faithful to be with us until the end of the age. We rest at the Throne of the Almighty such fears and cast them upon You (1 Peter 5:7), for Your burden is Light and Your Yoke is easy (Matthew 11:30), we know You cover us with Your wings (Psalm 91:4).
In Jesus’ name, Amen
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*Prayers written by Crosswalk Contributor Cally Logan and read by Liz Auld.