Wednesday, May 10 – Revelation 21:1
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea.
When have you longed for a fresh start? Sometimes, the circumstances in our lives seem so grim that the only way to truly move forward is with a fresh start. When we see the brokenness in the world and learn about the reconciling work of Jesus, we experience hope during our time on earth but also have the assurance of a full restoration and a fresh start to come.
God’s plan for His people is greater than this life or even just a hope beyond the grave. He has plans for full restoration, a fresh start. Even as we are made right with God, and we live out His purpose and calling, we will witness brokenness around every corner in this fallen world. Having a biblical worldview means we have our hope set not on the things of this world but on what we can’t see—the promises of God and the hope of full restoration and a fresh start with Him. Second Corinthians 4:16-18 says “Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer person is decaying, yet our inner person is being renewed day by day. For our momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” As we wrestle with the fallen nature of the world, we can press on, fixing our eyes on the great hope ahead.
- When have you been discouraged by the brokenness of the world?
- How can you keep your eyes on the unseen hope of God’s promised renewal of all things?
- Pray and ask God to equip you to keep your eyes on what is unseen during difficult circumstances.