“God blesses you who are poor, for the Kingdom of God is yours.
God blesses you who are hungry now, for you will be satisfied.
God blesses you who weep now, for in due time you will laugh." (Luke 6:20-21 NLT)
Luke tells us that Jesus spoke these words on level ground after coming down from the mountain with His newly selected Disciples. Jesus' words recorded here are frequently called the "beatitudes." Matthew recorded the beatitudes in what is known as Jesus' sermon on the mount or mountain side.
The beatitudes promise a reversal of fortune. The sufferings caused by sin will come to an end. The poor will be invited into God's Kingdom. The hungry will be feed and sorrow will be replace with joy.
Whenever we are facing tough times, we can count on the Lord to be with us and see us through them. Jesus promises to make all things new. The things changed, lost or destroyed by sin will be restored. Our hope is in the Lord.