The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the former things have passed away.
In the good times and in the hard times God is present. There is nothing that can separate us from the love of God. There’s nothing that can draw God’s attention from our conditions. The things of this life broke in the fall. But, there is hope that the perfection that was once present will be present when Christ comes again. The hope of eternity and the faithfulness of God are the only things we can hold onto when things look hopeless. When we are walking through the lowest valley, God is walking with us. When our hearts are heavy, God is holding them. When we can’t open our mouths to sing, God sits with us. God’s Word tells us that He is near to those who are mourning.
Because we have a God who is faithful to His promises, we can trust in His promises. We have a God who sent His Son to earth to be with His broken creation. Jesus came for those who were hurting and sick. Jesus came in order that we can be children of God. Through the lowest valley, we must hold onto the hope of eternity. We must look forward to the time that God will transform our painful memories. God will transform our hurt into healing, our tears into joy, our pain into praise. God, the Spirit, is working in and through us, helping us to remember God’s previous work in our lives. This is an amazing gift, but one day we will live with God.
For now we choose to praise in all circumstances. James 1:2 says to count it all joy when we suffer in various ways. God is holding us at all times and there is no power that can overturn Him.