Does God keep His Word? Check out Jeremiah 31:13-17! I might not ought to admit it in print but I really like the way the Message paraphrases it:
13 -Young women will dance and be happy, young men and old men will join in. I’ll convert their weeping into laughter, lavishing comfort, invading their grief with joy.
But I like the KJV better in 16-17:
Thus saith the LORD; Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears: for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the LORD; …And there is hope in thine end, saith the LORD,…”
Don’t expect to see this old man dancing, but when we covered my beloved Harriet’s ashes with that last shovel of the red Florida dirt, I would never have dreamed that my life would be anything but just as lifeless as that grave; my heart would always be as empty as that shovel and my life as fruitless as that wooden box. BUT GOD…!
Because I have:
gazed on many gorgeous sun rises, and felt the SON rising in my heart;
had the luxury of meditating on His promises while looking at a stunning Elkhorn range topped with fresh snow;