My friends, this life can be very hard sometimes. Trials are difficult and sickness and disease can feel unbearable. It is hard when people we know and love suffer and die. Even now I am bedridden because of a nasty cold. I feel much pain in my sinuses and chest area as I write this message. And although I may not be feeling good at all, still my heart is for the Lord God, who saves. I sing praises to the name of Jesus. If today was the end of my life, I would be with the Lord God in heaven. I do not fear death, but know that one day God will resurrect my body and soul unto everlasting life to be with Him. Here with God, I will no longer suffer because of pain and sickness, but I will be at peace with my Lord Jesus forever. I know this, since He promised, 1”and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” (Revelation 21:4) When I and others are finally with the Lord, we will rejoice in God, our Savior.
This is the time, as Christians, to live out our faith in Jesus. We prepare each day to meet God, for tomorrow is not promised. Because only Jesus can save our souls from going to hell and lead us to heaven, we trust in Him. Every person that believes in Christ and obeys His voice, the same shall be saved. However, to continue in your sins, while not allowing the blood of Jesus to cover you, means death. Jesus said, 1“he that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” (Revelation 21:7,8) My friends, don’t be counted unworthy to enter heaven, but repent of your sins while you still have time. The mercy of God is for those who confess their sins and proclaim that Jesus is Lord. So give your life to Christ today. You are His sons and daughter’s through faith in Him.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, in my sickness I cry out to You for healing. I know that the pain I am going through will only be for a time and a season, and then I will be with You forever. My life is short, I know it, so I will endure in my faith until the end of my days has come. There is nothing I’d rather live for, then for Your cause, oh Lord. I am happier when You have my back and not the world. I am so happy to receive your peace in the good times and bad. While in the world, I can go through sorrow, but not find relief. However, with You by my side, there is love, peace, joy, long-suffering, compassion, kindness, mercy, forgiveness, and best of all, Your healing touch. That is what I need now, oh God, and I know that You will deliver me. Either from the pains of sickness. or to be freed from pain, while being with You in heaven. Either way, I am made glad, for this life is meant to do Your will and not my own. If I have lived out my life for You and it is now complete, then I will rejoice, for soon, I will see You, God. No longer will Your presence be with me alone, but I will see You with my own eyes. Then, will I be with You, my God, for all eternity. I can’t wait to see Your face and then run as fast as I can into Your arms. This will be a glorious day to be with You and give You glory. I rejoice, for You are my God. I am not alone, for You are with me all my days. I love You, Lord. Amen.