““For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.”
How can you refuse God’s love for you? In the verse above, the psalmist David shares some insight about Almighty God for he had learned a great deal about the Lord’s power to protect and to deliver. During his career as Israel’s General, David learned that the Lord would sometimes use the hosts of heaven to bring about an impossible victory, but he also experienced that there was something greater than those powerful miracles. There was the reality of a very personal relationship with this amazing God he knew and loved.
David learned through the routine of daily living that God was faithful. David also learned that disobedience to God’s instruction brought about discipline, but that such times were a passing thing. He understood that once he repented the Lord wouldn’t stay angry for long. David, instead, looked to the joy of the Lord’s affection and favor for he knew that the Lord’s heart toward him was for good and for life.
In your life you may see difficulties and trials as a long night of weeping; weeping over the fact that you may not be doing well with the Lord. Maybe you’ve made some decisions that have brought pain into your life and into the lives of others. Maybe you’re heading in a direction today that you know the Lord is not pleased with. You can almost hear Him saying, “Stop, turn around and make it right.” If the Lord is speaking to you, make this night of weeping a short one by obeying Him. Then and only then, will you find that, “Joy comes in the morning.”
Dear believer, whenever we do as our Father has asked us, He will bless us because He blesses obedience. There’s no getting around it. Determine this day to do what He says, whether you feel like it or not, and watch how joyful you will become as you decide to enjoy His loving favor in your life.
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