Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Time to Go


Regardless of what I’m going through, writing always helps me. Sometimes it’s good for me to step back and analyze my feelings through words. Things are never as bad as they had once seemed. God always has a ray of hope for every situation. And His goodness continues to awe me every day.

There have been so many beautiful souls die recently. It leaves our hearts broken and torn. There are times when I think I can’t bear it to never see their smiling face again and never have the opportunity to hug them anymore. Regardless of the time we were blessed to spend with each other, I always have an aura of regret and desire for more. There are always things I wish I would have said or time I’d like to get back.

And the moment we hear of their passing, grief settles in. We already miss them the moment they leave us. Death and grief for a loved one is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to encounter.

But I’m so thankful for God’s amazing comfort. He holds me so secure in His strong arms. It’s during the darkest hours that we discover how much God loves us.

This week He gave me a different perspective on death. It pleases God to call us home. It pleases Him to take us out of our pain and suffering. It pleases Him to give us rest and a glimpse of the beautiful treasures awaiting us.

I guess it would be like Christmas. You know when you buy someone a special gift and you just can’t wait to give it to them. I believe that’s a little fraction of how God feels when He gives us Heaven. It’s the best thing imaginable.

Sometimes I like to think about what Heaven will be like. I can’t even imagine its beauty or the greatness of never being sad, hurt, lonely, disappointed, worried, tired, weak, troubled, burdened, afraid, etc. That will be a wonderful day, when we reach our eternal home.

This world is not our home. We are all just passing through. This is a place to get ready for eternity. And one of these days I’ll join them in that great city where we’ll never grow old. What a beautiful day that will be!

On this side I’ll cry and hurt, but one of these days my suffering will be over. My mind can’t even imagine how great that will be—to be with my Lord forever and to feel His amazing Spirit always.

Until then, I have work to do. There is a reason I’m still on this Earth and I intend to do the work of my Father. I want to give the world a little glimpse of my amazing God through my life. I pray that someone may see God in me and desire Him for themselves.

And whenever He calls for me, I’m ready to go. What about you? Are you ready?

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