Disappointment Becomes Joy

By   •   July 15   •   Topics:

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One of the great bonuses of being a Christian is the great hope that extends beyond the grave into the glory of God’s tomorrow. A little girl was running toward a cemetery as the darkness of evening began to fall. She passed a friend who asked her if she was not afraid to go through the graveyard at night. “Oh, no,” she said, “I’m not afraid. My home is just on the other side!” We Christians are not afraid of the night of death because our heavenly home is “just on the other side.” The resurrection of Christ changed the midnight of bereavement into a sunrise of reunion; it changed the midnight of disappointment into a sunrise of joy; it changed the midnight of fear to a sunrise of peace. Today faith and confidence in the resurrected Christ can change your fear to hope and your disappointment to joy.

Prayer for the day

Whatever I fear the most, Lord Jesus, I put into Your loving hands, knowing You will give me peace and courage.

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  1. Rick Wilson says:

    Amen, I like your “just on the other side” bit; however, could someone, please, show book, chapter and verse where it says that when people die they go to Heaven? I have read the Bible and many related books over and over and have NEVER seen such words. Yeshua, the Christ is the only man who has ever been raised from death into eternal life, standing to the right of YHWH God’s throne.

    1. BGEA says:

      Acts 1:9-12 tells about Jesus ascending into heaven days after He rose from the dead. Those who believe in Him will go to the same place after death to be with Him. Philippians 3:20 says, “But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ …” In John 14, Jesus speaks about the “many rooms” in His Father’s house where He was going to prepare a place for us.

      There are many, many other verses that talk about eternal life for those who follow Christ and describe aspects of heaven (Revelation 21 gives us a glimpse, although we can never fully comprehend it).

      Here are some Q&As on heaven if that’s helpful: http://billygraham.org/grow-your-faith/topics/christianity/heaven/

      You might also be interested in this short video about life after death: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ck2NED-MtEM

  2. Roy Gillentine says:

    Thank you God for your blessings and Love. Today is the one year anniversary of the day Melanie tool that walk to the other side, God is my strength and hope that one day we will be there aswell. Rejoice to the Heavenly Father. Thank you God for blessing me with my soulmate for over 31 years, a good friend told me the other daymelanie has been in heaven with no pain no suffering in her new heavenly home that is what keeps me going. This last year has been one of the hardest years of my life but God has helped me through it. Grief becomes joy just knowing The Lord, I don’t know how anyone could get through this grief journey without God’s grace and Love. God bless you all. Keep me and Robert in your prayers.

  3. Flora Martin says:

    Thank you for reminding me that every day is in God’s hands. Also, all of His children can trust Him to guide and direct me as I surrender to Him daily. Thank you for putting up this sight for any one needing His Word and thank you for being a large part of millions of peoples lives in following Jesus.

  4. vijayakumar says:

    Praise the Lord

  5. Annette Deming says:

    Thank you God for another day being with my family. I pray that my husband will recover quickly and be healed. In Jesus name I pray, Amen

  6. Wendy N.Stella says:

    I so much believe in Him (GOD). He is the Alpha and Omega.