DAY TWENTY SEVEN:
"And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”....Revelation 21:4
God of all comfort, love and mercy, we humbly in great anticipation, hope and faith, approach Thy Throne of Grace this day and now fall at Your feet, giving all our burdens, cares and tears into Your Mighty and Gentle Hands. Father, we live in a time of evil, pain, hurts and personal insults. We live in a time where Your people are under duress from the forces of evil and neglect. We live in a fallen world where sickness, viruses, famine, hunger and fear abound. We live in a paradigm of hopelessness, heresy and constant hounding by the hordes of hell and other false religion.
Even some of Your strongest saints, Father, ask if You are there, ask if You care and ask if You are even listening. We know, deep down You are. We know because Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth, Victory and Wisdom testifies boldly, daily and forcefully to Your Presence, Power and possibilities in our lives. But we are cluttered not just by the clutter and distractions of this perishing world system and those in powerful institutions across the board. We are cluttered by our own foolish notions of Who You really are, What You have said and What it really means. We are even cluttered by our own, sometimes, unrepentant lifestyles and sins, especially in the western hemisphere - the Americas, Europe and Australia.
So Father, we repent right off the bat. We cannot abide, and rest in You....we cannot give all our sorrows, burdens and troubles to You....we cannot do anything unless we apologize for doubting You, for even disparaging You and for being distant FROM You. We are truly sorry for the sins of omission as well as those we commit against You and others. Search us now, oh God, and know the weak condition of our hearts, know every weakness and fault, we give it all to you and then wash away all the dross, dirt, filth and doubt for us so that we can clearly see the end of the matter.
We know there is coming a day, when You will wipe away all tears. When there will be no sorrow there, no burden or care...when this old body will be like Jesus after the Resurrection and the fallen nature of man will be thing of the past, long forgotten....where the evil of this world and those over it right now and in the past will be dispatched and long gone from the scene. Help us now to look toward that day, that promise that Truth, as we go through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, knowing that You are with us, for us, in charge of things and never left us. We love You, praise You, glorify and adore You, in Jesus' Strong Name, amen.