Hope Beyond Death

By   •   August 31   •   Topics: ,


We don’t like to talk about death; it’s the forbidden subject of our generation. Yet it’s real for all of us. Sometimes on television I see motion pictures featuring actors who are no longer living. They seem very much alive in the picture, but they are dead. Some of them were my personal friends. Death is real, and when we die, that is a battle we have to fight all alone. Nobody can be with us in that hour, but David said he had found an answer that would take the fear of death away. David said that there is an answer to death, there is a hope beyond death. That hope is centered in the risen Christ. Paul wrote that to be “absent from the body” is to be “present with the Lord.” So the fear of death is removed.

Prayer for the day

Lord Jesus, with complete trust I look toward that day when my soul will be with You for eternity.

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  1. Connie Kennedy says:

    Thank you for sharing the truth! Reading this information and studying the verses in the Bible have given me strength and hope for eternal life with Christ!

  2. Jean Marie says:

    Please pray for me. I have had lifelong health problems, and I feel ashamed that I haven’t done anything worthwhile with my life. I don’t like my life. I pray God will put me on a path, so I can feel happiness. In Jesus’ name.

    1. Lisa says:

      Even with health problems you can still glorify God & do worthwhile things! Don’t sell yourself short. Even just praying for others or witnessing when you can to spread the Gospel is very worthwhile & with your health problems you may be able to relate to or reach others that may not be reached otherwise. Maybe God is placing you in a unique healthcare/hospital situation & you can reach people there, or in a home healthcare situation, if that is where you are, maybe God intended you to witness to your caregiver, etc. We only need touch one soul at a time to do God’s work-we don’t have to be ministers to large congregation. The one soul we touch may even become a minister & touch many lives, but either way, EVERY life matters-including you!

  3. Pam says:

    We are never alone and this in includes when we die. Our Heavenly Father is with us waiting to take us to be with Him, to live with Him for eternity. Sometimes I am like Paul torn between the two, but knowing I need to be here on earth until my work is done..

  4. Kim Jordan says:

    I look forward to reading the word of God in Billy Graham’s daily devotions.
    The word strengthens and inspires me to get closer to God. I’m saved by
    Jesus blood and I know it and filled with his Holy Spirit! Thank you. Kim

  5. Gerry says:

    God chooses the day we will be born and the day we will die. No one knows that day for certain. All the more reason to be prepared. Don’t wait any longer, for this could be the last day on earth, for anyone. There is great comfort for the believer knowing for certain that when they draw their last breath they will be in the presence of God Almighty and reunited with believing love ones who died before them. Thank you Lord for that incredible promise

  6. Deborah Phillips says:

    Very thankful that I have access to such wonderful Christian information.

  7. brian olimi says:

    My faith flourishes because of the daily Devotions. Thank You Billy Graham

  8. Max says:

    1Co_15:55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?