One of my favorite lines in Scripture is the promise God makes near the end of the Bible. To those who have suffered because of their faith, He points to the day when “God will wipe away every tear from their eyes” (Revelation 7:17). Like a parent encouraging a child, He tells us that in the end all will be well. When the Lamb is on the throne, … God’s own fingers will wipe away the last of our tears. Our life in this world is nothing but a long growing up, a time of testing that stretches and shapes us toward maturity so that we can become more Christlike. If we let Him, God will use our suffering to etch His character in us. And in the end, no matter how deep our sorrow, it will be obliterated by the joy of seeing the Lamb face to face.
Promises in Scripture
Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat upon them, nor any scorching heat.For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; He will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.
Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of His Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down. They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.”
Continued Prayer and Praise
- Remember that Jesus is the Passover Lamb. (Exodus 12:2-47; 1 Corinthians 5:7b; and John 19:31)
- Praise the great Lamb of God. (Revelation 7:9-10)
- Be confident of the Lamb’s final victory. (Revelation 17:12-14)
- Realize that the church is the bride of the Lamb. (Revelation 19:6-9; 21:9-14)