Some things in life make us long for them to be over. This is especially true when it comes to the hard, the painful, the sad, and the suffering. Nobody enjoys experiencing such hardships, especially for prolonged periods of time. However, no one is exempt from the trials of life, which when endured and overcome can bring positive results (James 1:2-4). We are subject to such things because we are human and because of the fallen world in which we live. Despite the growth that can come from persevering through life’s adversity, we do look forward to them coming to an end. Thanks be to God that there will be a day when every form of suffering will be done away with.
In the revelation that Christ gave John, He spoke of such a time. That time will be when God brings about the new heaven, the new earth, and the new Jerusalem, which He Himself will dwell in with His people. Not only will God live among those who have overcome sin, but He also said He will “wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore…” (21:4). Oh how wonderful that will be! The Lord is going to abolish all the suffering and sorrow and make a new world where none of those things will exist. We won’t have to wait anymore for the day when either we, or our loved ones no longer have to endure such anguish. For on that day our Creator will say, “It is done!” (21:6).
Even though we may struggle in the here and now, we can take comfort in the fact that God has promised such a day. A day when there will be no more pain, or sickness, or death. We can live in confidence knowing that those who have overcome through Christ will inherit this wonderful world. May we all keep pressing on until that day when we hear our Lord and Savior say, “It is done!”