Today's devotion for today is based on Isaiah 65:17, "Behold, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind."
That is exactly how it will be when you enter the new creation. You will not remember the former things, nor will they come to mind. Trauma, sorrow, heartache, loss, longing, loneliness; all of it will be swept away when you see Jesus face to face. That is not a fairytale. That is a promise. Let this promise strengthen you today. The Apostle Paul says it like this in Romans 8:18, "For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us." Suffering is a part of our present, but just wait until the full glory is revealed! You will be made whole in the image of God.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, all your plans for me are good. I can't wait to see and experience everything that you have in store for your people. Strengthen me as I wait in expectation and persevere through adversity in this life. In Jesus’ holy name, I pray. Amen.