"For His anger endureth but a moment; in His favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." Psalm 30:5
God allows us to have "blue" seasons where there is more weeping than laughing. What we must remember is, it is only for a season. That is crucial to know and believe. Joy will come in the morning, just as sure as the sunrise will come. If you get up tomorrow to see the sunrise, let me tell you what not to do. Don't try to make it hurry up. You can't do it. You can get a brass band and some cheerleaders, but that sun is not going to come up one second sooner than God intends for it to rise. God is faithful and what HE does is Faithful. Waiting on the Lord is like waiting on the sun to come up. You can't hurry it. You also can't stop it. God is going to bring a sunrise to your soul. Just wait for it. And trust Him while you wait.
"...let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.! Hebrews 12:1
I believe there is a certain discipline that belongs to every child of God. He does not have time to participate in good things because there are too many best things. People sometimes ask me, "Oh, have you read thus and such a book? It's so good." I say "No, I haven't." And I think, "Where on earth did you ever get time to read that? I haven't even read all the best books through yet. How am I going to have time to read good books?" I may be old fashioned, but I'm amazed at how many people spend so much time doing good things, but never have time for the best things. And for that matter, my opinion is, good things are bad things when they keep you from best things. Life would be simple if it were a choice between good and bad. But it's a choice between good and best. One person asked me if I had gone to the 500 mile race, well I said no, because I went to church. That is the best thing I could do on Sunday. Have you ever wondered why our "so called" God fearing Nation always seems to have good things on Sunday, and if we participate in them, we miss the best thing we could do on Sunday. "Just sayin"
Thought for the day:
As we worship together, there is a verse that reminds me what each of us is supposed to do with the Gift God gave to each of us. Each one has a special God Gift that the Bible says in 1 Peter 4:10. "As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another."
Are you serving your brothers and sisters in Christ?