It’s not that I am a pessimist or depressed or anything, it’s actually quite the opposite. If I longed to stay here forever and I thought that there was nothing else after this life, THAT would be depressing.
I’d rather go to a place where there is no sickness and death rather than stay here and watch people die. Our best friends lost their baby at the beginning of this year. I have at least five or six close friends with relatives that are dying. We have to deal with things like high blood pressure, bad backs, the stomach flu and migraines. We are in a constant state of prevention with issues like heart disease, cancer, and even dementia. If given presented with the choice to stay here on Earth forever and continue to deal with these worries or to go to a place where these things no longer exist, I choose Heaven every time.
There will be no family problems in Heaven either. You won’t have to deal with the heartache of disobedient, rebellious kids. You won’t have to deal with physically or mentally abusive husbands or cold and distant wives. All insecurities surrounding your ability to be a good wife, mom, husband, father, son or daughter will not even be relevant in Heaven. I would gladly give up these worries for the chance to be n Heaven with the perfect Father surrounded by fellow brothers and sisters.
Feelings of worthlessness
All of these things I will gladly lay down at the feet of God some day. He is preparing Heaven for us now. I may not understand how we’ll get there or what all is involved, but the hope that I will someday be able to go and just bask in the goodness, love, and glory of God is sometimes overwhelming to me.
So if I say something like, “I can’t wait for this life to be over”, don’t think I am depressed and start worrying about me. You can start worrying if I ever STOP wanting to go home. This world is not my home.
“He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.” Revelation 21:4