Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Psalms 30:5 -- On Joy following Sorrow

"For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."
Psalms 30:5

I love the idea that joy comes in the morning.  And technically maybe it isn't always in the morning... but the idea that suffering is limited, that joy always follows sorrow... that is a powerful idea, and really seems to sum up a lot of what God is.  He is the joy that ends every sentence, no matter how filled with pain.  His anger is short-lived because he is our father and his goal is to teach and raise us to be better people, not to rub our faces in the dirt.  When we progress, his favor is obvious, and as we learn to walk with him, and more in tune to the spirit, it becomes clearer and clearer that with him, life is good and positive and full of hope, even when something happens that causes us sorrow.
Today, no matter where we are or how bad things seem, let's remember God's message of hope.  No matter what we are suffering, it will end, and as we seek it, God's joy is what we have to look forward to for an eternity of mornings.

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