Joy comes in the morning
“For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5
You never know the difference of just one day.
It’s funny how sometimes in a single day, everything can change. Not all days will be good. Some days may even seem downright unbearable. But then… GOD. When we stay faithful, he NEVER disappoints. In the swing of one day we can go from crying to rejoicing. That is why we must never, ever give up. We must keep our faith and hope in the Lord ACTIVE!
Our faith cannot be convenience based, it cannot be lazy or disregarded when we don’t feel like it or when we are having a bad day. That is the most important time to lean into the Lord more than ever. That is when we stand up and say, “I will NOT give the enemy a chance to gloat to the Lord that he ‘got another one’ to love him more."
I was thinking about my wedding vows. Good times and bad, sickness and health, richer or poor until death. That is a vow I used to take lightly in past marriages. I truly did not understand the depth of the marriage covenant. I thought more like “Good times or bad, but the bad better not last long or I’m gone because life is too short,” etc. etc. In my ignorance, I used to view marriage as an awesome event at the beginning and a performance based paper contract after that. I now know better. My marriage is sacred.
I believe that when we are baptized, we enter into a similar agreement with God. We cannot take this lightly. Our vow to God to serve him for the rest of our lives include the good times and bad, sickness and health, richer or poor, until death returns our spirit to him! (Ecclesiastes 12:7)
What I love so much is that we know that regardless of the circumstances that we face in this fallen world, the Lord can give joy to our soul. I love the scripture quoted above in Psalm. We can hold on to this hope that even when we weep, rejoicing comes in the morning! The Bible also assures us that his mercies are new every morning. (Lamentations 3:22-23) So even when we are stuck in a bad day or season in life, we cannot lose hope because you just never know what can happen the very next morning! We must hang on tightly to the promises of God and watch in wonder as he works in us and through us. Please don’t ever give up!
Feel free to listen to this song and stay encouraged! https://youtu.be/kRtFi2Mw-c8
Romans 8:28 - “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”