Today’s devotion for today is based on Isaiah 25:8, “The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove his people’s disgrace from all the earth. The LORD has spoken.”
In a world of tears, we often find ourselves waiting for the next promotion, relationship, or package from Amazon that will bring us joy and ease our pain. “Things will be better then!” we tell ourselves. And it’s true that God graciously gives us blessings in this world that make us smile. But earthly joys don’t last long, and we find that our times of joy are mixed with moments of tears. That’s not an entirely bad thing. The fleeting nature of earthly delights reminds us of a different time and a better place still to come—the grand and glorious heavenly banquet where the Sovereign LORD himself will wipe every tear from our eyes.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, I watch and eagerly wait for the day to see you face to face. Until that day, please help me to be grateful for my earthly joys and use my times of sadness to make me long for a better eternal day in your presence. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.