Do You Ever Want To Fly Away Home To Jesus?

I'll Fly Away

 

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”   Revelation 21:4 (NIV)

Jesus wept.” John 11:35

Dear One,

Tears come with sorrow and grief.  Jesus wept over Lazarus and was called a “Man of Sorrows” in Isaiah 53:3. He was acquainted with grief. Jesus understands our suffering and pain, for He lived them all while on earth as the Son of man. He is sympathetic to the ache in our hearts.  He even records our cries and keeps a record of our tears. 

Our tears mean something to Him, otherwise why would He bother with listing and recording them?  He wants us to know that He is cognizant of our sufferings and sorrows.  They do not go unnoticed.  They are never discounted, nor are they ever in vain.

In this life you will have tribulations.  They may take your breath away, but God will faithfully breathe life right back into you.  Sorrow is not meant to crush you beyond repair.  In fact, it is impossible if your eyes are focused on God.  He will lift you up and command His angels to care for you. He is close to the brokenhearted and in your times of need, He will give you His strength.

If you have had to say good-bye to a loved one, the separation and the loneliness that follows may knock you over.  You may feel as though a part of you has disappeared.  The reality is that your loved one has not disappeared.  Rather, they have journeyed to a destination that is temporarily beyond your reach.  In God’s time, you will (Lord Willing) be with them again. 

Heaven is described in Revelation 21:4 as a place where there is no more crying or pain.  What joy there is in knowing that He will wipe away every tear from our eyes!  His grace is sent to us while we sojourner here, but in heaven our joy will be complete.  Tears will only be a distant memory. 

If you are sowing many tears as of late, be encouraged by the words of Psalm 126:5.  This verse reports that those who sow with tears will reap with shouts of joy.  Sorrow and rejoicing, tears of sadness and shouts of joy….. opposites and yet connected.  Our God is full of mysteries.

Maybe today you are heavy burdened and desperately long for your eternal home, God understands.  He tells us that we are not of this world, and that we should live as foreigners longing for our everlasting home.  We are to live our lives looking up, but moving forward. 

Grief can be a roadblock in your forward progress.  The enemy will whisper lies in your ears and attempt to make your circumstances appear hopeless.   With God there is always hope. 

There are countless sorrows in life, and many of them do not involve the death of a loved one.  There are injustices, illnesses, separations, losses, and an endless list of other tragedies.  Whatever the sorrow you are carrying today, you don’t have to carry it alone.  God wants to share your burden, so lay it down.  Let Him ease your suffering with His love and compassion. 

God understands that you may want to “fly away home” on some days.  He wants you home with Him, but only when it is your time.  He will help you to endure your sorrows of today, and tomorrow will take care of itself.

“Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!”                    Psalm 126:5 (ESV)

Record my lament; list my tears on your scroll– are they not in Your record?”        Psalm 56:8 (NIV)

He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; 
and as one from whom men hide their faces He was despised, and we esteemed Him not.”    Isaiah 53:3 (ESV)

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  1. Good luck with the new site. I don’t see a Follow button on the new sight. Will I still get the posts in email?

    • Cheryl Zelenka says:

      Hi Genevieve!
      We are working on it. You should now be getting an email every time I post a new article. My parents are visiting me until Sunday evening so it may be Monday or Tuesday before I can post another article.

      We are working on a subscribe or follow me button. Blessings!!

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    • Cheryl Zelenka says:

      Hi Sunglasses,
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