You don’t need a college degree, much life experience or even eyes to see that this world is full pain. From the atrocities in Syria to the shooting in Aurora and everyplace in between. There are hurting and suffering people everywhere. And so it has been since the Garden.
But it will not always be. Jesus has triumphed over death via his resurrection. One day the full blessings of his victory will reign down and sorrow, pain and suffering will be forever vanquished!
He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the Lord has spoken. (Isaiah 25:8, ESV)
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:4, ESV)
For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” (Revelation 7:17, ESV)
And the ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. (Isaiah 35:10, ESV)