5 Things the Grieving Should Know about Death

5. Just you wait; it’s coming.

“Be faithful unto death,” said our Lord, “and I will give you a crown of life” (Revelation 2:10).

“I would have despaired had I not believed I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living,” says Psalm 27:13. And so, next verse: “Wait on the Lord, be strong, let your heart take courage. Yes, wait upon the Lord.” The day is coming when we shall see goodness enthroned and righteousness prevailing. But in the meantime, we must wait on the Lord. Don’t quit; keep the faith.

Just you wait, embattled Christian.

This momentary light affliction is working for you an exceeding weight of glory far beyond all comparison. Just you wait. (2 Corinthians 4)

As for me, I shall behold Thy face in righteousness. I will be satisfied with Thy likeness when I awake. Just you wait. (Psalm 17)

Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day. And not to me only, but also to all those who love His appearing. Just you wait. (2 Timothy 4)

I will come again and receive you unto myself, that where I am there you may be also. Just you wait. (John 14)

It does not yet appear what we shall be. But we know that when He appears, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. Just you wait.  (1 John 3)

Eye hath not seen, ear hath not heard. Neither has it entered into the heart of man the things that God has prepared for those who love Him. Just you wait. (1 Corinthians 2)

They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles. They shall run and not grow weary. They shall walk and not faint. So wait upon the Lord. Let your heart be strong. Yes, wait upon the Lord. (Isaiah 40)

It’s coming, child of God. Just you wait.

Now, dry your eyes and give thanks to the Lord Jesus. “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again”–and do we ever! “even so, God will bring with Him all who have fallen asleep in Jesus!” (1 Thessalonians 4:14).

From here on in, child of God, the news is all good.

Joe McKeever has been a disciple of Jesus Christ more than 65 years, been preaching the gospel more than 55 years, and has been writing and cartooning for Christian publications more than 45 years. He blogs at www.joemckeever.com.

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