You have sorrow now, but I will see you again and your hearts will rejoice and no one will take your joy from you. John 16:2
War throughout the world. Terroristic acts in our homeland. Tragedy in our communities. Such things cut to the core. Sorrowfully we hear of the next devastating calamity and wonder when it will end. Why does it have to be this way? Couldn’t God bring all this to an end?
Yes, and He will. The day is coming when Jesus will stand face to face with us. On that day, those looking for deliverance from the Lord will receive their heart’s desire. All sorrow will evaporate to nothing more than a vague recollection. Like a dried up ditch aside an old dirt road that meanders from days long past, unhappiness will be no more. In the meantime, the same Jesus who will make such joy reality comforts you through all that causes heartache and bitterness.
Jesus, take away sorrow and make my heart rejoice. Amen.