The promise in the culmination of the ages
Those who have been ransomed by the Lord will return. They will enter Jerusalem singing, crowned with everlasting joy. Sorrow and mourning will disappear, and they will be filled with joy and gladness. “I, yes I, am the one who comforts you. So why are you afraid of mere humans, who wither like the grass and disappear? Yet you have forgotten the Lord, your Creator, the one who stretched out the sky like a canopy and laid the foundations of the earth. Will you remain in constant dread of human oppressors? Will you continue to fear the anger of your enemies? Where is their fury and anger now? It is gone! Soon all you captives will be released! Imprisonment, starvation, and death will not be your fate! Isaiah 51:11-14 NLT
As in Isaiah 35:10 and 51:11, “Sorrow and mourning will disappear, and they will be filled with joy and gladness.” This is the hope God wants His children to look forward to. There will be no trace of sadness in the coming Kingdom of God in the culmination of the ages. This promise of God is worthy of our hope now. God is awake and he hears the cry of our hearts. He is all the answer we need; “I am the one who comforts you.” He admonishes us not to be overcome with fear then He asked this question, “Will you remain in constant dread of human oppressors?” When we are overtaken by fear, we deny ourselves of God’s ability and power to work in our difficulties. He is “the one who stretched out the sky like a canopy and laid the foundations of the earth.” His promises should make us bold and courageous in the face of persecutions. “The Lord is for me, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?” (Psalm 118:6). True courage comes from trusting God and His promises and not reliance from our audacity and courage. In difficult times, remember that God is in control, He is here with me, and He never commits mistakes.