Revelation 21:4 provides great insight into this question. “‘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 21:4.
You may be suffering physically, emotionally, mentally, financially, materially, relationally, or socially. God Himself will take your face in His hands and gently wipe away your tears as He reassures you there will be no more suffering in heaven.
Think about what that means. How much time do we spend thinking about things that are the result of sin? Sin causes suffering and pain in many ways. In heaven we will be freed from the negativity of sin.
In heaven there will be no more lies.
No more hospitals, death, or funerals.
No more walkers, canes, wheelchairs, ventilators, or any other devices to help our bodies.
No more broken homes, broken hearts, broken lives, or broken dreams.
No more physical handicaps.
No more heart disease, Parkinson’s disease, autoimmune disease, arthritis, diabetes, cancer, or any other type of disease or sickness.
No more guns or violence or wars or fighting.
No more suffering at all! We can look forward with hope to heaven. One day we will live in the home of our dreams in the community of the great host of believers with our loving God. Our home in heaven is safe and secure.
When you feel unsettled about the direction of society, remember this is not our permanent home. In our time on earth God wants us to bring His Good News into a world that seems to be going bad. We can provide hope to many who have so little. We have the power of the almighty God within us. We have the promise of God before us. In heaven, we will have a new body, new heart, and a new mind! It will be perfect people living in perfect fellowship! It will be greater than we can imagine! When negative thoughts come your way, remember what awaits you in heaven. “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9.
Stohlmann, M. (2020). The world's greatest future. Seattle, WA:KDP.
Christian, author, and professor of mathematics education.