You talk about death as if you have died before; what gives you that confidence? It’s because I believe in the word, my inward man is renewed daily – I am not hopeless.
But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him; 1Thes 4:13-14.
They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old; age shall not weary them nor do the years condemn (For the Fallen by L. R. Binyon).
I sorrow not because I am not hopeless.
Many are called to receive Christ to have this hope but few are responding.