”Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.” (2 Corinthians 4:16 NIV)
Revelations is the Bible’s last book, and someone has described the book as ‘history, written in advance’. There one will find a description of the end times, but also how the status quo stands just now.
In Revelations the story of Jesus is told. He sits on the throne in heaven and all matter of creatures fall before and pray to Him. I like the image of Jesus on the throne and the thought that we humans can join in with that prayer fellowship and the songs of praise already taking place in heaven.
In the conclusion of Revelations we read the words that have provided hope to countless thousands of people: "He who was seated on the throne said, I am making everything new!" (Rev 21:5). Those words are still valid today. Jesus Who sits on the throne and has all power says to you who senses that your exterior surface is breaking apart – See I make all things new! You are worn out, indifferent or perhaps only blasé, but don’t give up. If you invite Jesus into your situation, He’ll renew your inner being.
Help me today not to give up, but to turn to Jesus, with that which weighs me down. Thank You for giving me new hope and new strength and for wanting to renew my life yet once more.