He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Revelation 21:5
Starting completely over is something that most people do not care to do. It means a complete turn over of the way everything is done. Most like to be able to make some small changes, but continue with the way things were.
There does come a time when starting over is the best thing to do. It gives a person or business a chance to do it better the second time.
John sees Jesus on the throne saying that He is going to make everything new. Heaven and earth are to be destroyed and made new again.
God has always been a work at making things to perfection. When man chose to sin, God immediately began to work on removing all sin and bringing everything back to perfection.
Since man has sinned, the world is filled with decay and death. Life is very limited upon the earth. Problems abound everywhere.
The new believer in Jesus is to become a new creation in Jesus, the old passing away and all becoming brand new. He is to no longer live a life of sin, filled with death and destruction. This is the beginning of all things becoming new.
When Jesus returns, He will destroy the heavens and the earth, because they are filled with the corruption of sin and death. God will not leave everything as destroyed.
Just as with the believer becoming new, God will also make a new heaven and a new earth. In heaven, the believer will also be made perfectly new with a new body, new mind, and new heart. Everything will be started over with perfection for all eternity. It is the hope that the believer can look forward to.
As you are going through your days, you will have many struggles and a lot of pain. It may feel as if the pain and suffering will never end.
Read what Jesus said, that He will make everything new. He will allow for a restart that is done in perfection. Jesus will complete the work that He has set out to do when He returns. Hold on to that hope and believe the words of Jesus, because everything He says is trustworthy and true.
In Jesus you have a bright hope for tomorrow.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know the hope you have in Jesus; that God will give you strength to continue to grow in Jesus; that God will make you a new creation; and that you will trust God’s word to you.