“For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” Psalm 30:5
Heaviness can’t stay. As sure as the sun rises in the morning to herald a new day, so too does my Savior bring newness and joy to my life.
Heaviness can’t stay. It’s not welcome in the grace of today. Today was given as a gift to enjoy, not as a moment to lament over.
Heaviness can’t stay. For where freedom is, there resides His light, peace, and true happiness (John 8:36).
The transformation of everything within me speaks that because we are present, because we are alive and breathing, my heart will rejoice. Adverse circumstances may try to paint a different picture for you today, but because of God in my life, heaviness can’t stay!
Our circumstances never matter as much as the faithfulness of our God. Yes, we may not wholly understand the reason and season for tears, but when one takes to heart the providence of God; when one leans back and views the previous encounters of His loving hand at work in their life, the realization that if He worked in such a time as that, then by faith, in this, I can declare too that with God, nothing is impossible, (Luke 1:37).
His working hand may not appear to maneuver things in the same fashion as He did before – but, He’s still here. The disbursement of His blessings may not rain in showers as they did before. Perhaps there is another way He wants to move our hearts into new territories of faith. Perhaps we have cleaved to our preconceived perceptions too long and our good Father wants to show us that no matter what it looks like. No matter how the fight formed may appear, it does not negate His faithful stance for His people.
Our God is the same yesterday, today, and forevermore. And, His holy Word declares there is nothing… there is no thing that shall be able to separate us from His love (Romans 8:35-39).
Circumstances, unsettling things, unknown situations will periodically appear in our lives. And while that is true, we must remember that our God is not a “periodical” God. He doesn’t just show up in times of happenstance. He doesn’t make His rounds to see who or what He wants to attend to and deal with at that moment.
No. But He is forever faithful. Never let what you’re dealing with shatter that wonderful truth: GOD IS FOREVER FAITHFUL! Cleave to Him because, my friend, He is cleaving to you. You are engraved in the palm of His hand (Isaiah 49:16). You are never far from His mind (Psalm 40:5). You are never forgotten (Isaiah 49:15). You are never left on your own (Hebrews 13:5). Your life and future are part of a beautiful plan He has laid out for you (Jeremiah 29:11). Never stop believing in the One who fights for you (Romans 8:31); the One who is on your side (Psalm 118:6).
He was faithful in the yesterdays of life. He will be faithful in the todays of life. And, He will always be faithful in the future of our life (Hebrews 10:23).
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
Father God, Into Your hands we commit it all. Every worry, every fear, every troublesome thought, Lord, we give it all to You and we walk through this day in the power of Your promises. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, we pray, AMEN!
Father God, I need You in my life this day and every day. I can’t do life on my own. I look forward to sweet fellowship with You throughout the day. I just want to walk with You and talk with You, and enjoy knowing that You are near. Step by step, be near me, I pray and hold me throughout this day. In Jesus’ name, Amen!