And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” – Revelation 21:3-4
Here the scripture says no more crying or tears, no more pain and no more sufferings in the kingdom of God. So in a real believer’s earthly life, will there be crying, pain and sufferings? Yes there will be.
That is why the scripture clearly says that when His kingdom come all these will be passed away. Don’t think that your life will be successful when you become a real Christian. Don’t think that every sickness and sufferings will be healed instantly. Don’t think that the power of the Holy Spirit will be manifested instantly according to your expectation of faith. When you pray for others for healing they might be healed like in the book of Acts or Gospel but when you pray for your own or for your family members for healing or deliverance it does not happen. Sometimes it does not happen like in the book of acts or in the Gospel, in your life. Then, what is the meaning of faith? Some people will say that Jesus never failed when He was in the world. Every time something came up it was resolved immediately. So why can we not have the same experience? What is missing in our lives? According to people’s judgment, Jesus was successful till He entered the wilderness of cross. When He willingly accepted the pain and suffering in agony people perceived that He was defeated on the cross. So when people tells you that you have to be always victorious, take it with a grain of suffering because the bible says that He was tempted at all points and yet without sin. It says without sin and It never says without any tears or pain or sufferings.
God manifested His great power in the grave of Jesus. This was a symbol of failure according to the world. So your greatest failure will be the instrument of God’s greatest power. The power that healed the sick, the power that cast out demons, and the power that feed the crowds, the power that opened the blind will not bring salvation to the soul but the power that manifested in the grave brought salvation to the whole world. So do not seek the power that satisfies the flesh or earthly things, but seek the manifestation of the Holy Spirit power to turn a sinner to God through Jesus. Seek the power of Him which brings eternal glory to God. When you seek these things God will satisfy the earthly things. So you will cry, lament, suffer in pain and your heart will be in anguish but still you would stand up and say God is powerful. Why? Because others cannot see what you see. The unspiritual person can not see the things of the Holy Spirit. When the kingdom of our Lord Jesus come, at that time our pain and sufferings will be wiped away. Every tear that we shed is before the feet of God and He will reward us openly in eternity. So be cheerful those who are crying today. So take heart that this pain and suffering is only for a little while and the season of sufferings will change. A time to weep and a time to laugh. In all these things our God will be glorified. Glory to His name and to our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen!