God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.
Physical healing is often much slower than we anticipate. This is also true of spiritual healing. The consequences of unwise choices or the actions of hurtful people can create burdens or wounds that endure for a lifetime. But for the child of God, there is hope. Although full restoration is not always experienced in this life, the promise of healing is sure. The apostle John wrote, “God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away” (Rev. 21:4).
What will characterize the promised eternal state of the follower of Christ? In verse 5 of our text, God declares from His throne, “Behold, I make all things new.” This includes a new heaven and a new earth (v 1), a new Jerusalem (v 2), a new way of interacting with God (v 3-4), and so much more.
In our seasons of pain, it is comforting to know that eventually, in His awesome presence, we will be whole forever.
My Great God, help me to bring to You in prayer all the things that trouble me, and cause me pain. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.