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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

A Remedy For Pity Parties

In review of Psalm 30:5 it says, “His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.”

Bottom Line:
His anger lasts a moment; but his favor lasts for life! Weeping may go on all night, but in the morning there is joy.

What this means to me:
God’s anger only lasts a very small amount of time, but the favor he bestows will last a lifetime. At night I may cry and weep, however his Joy comes to me in the morning.

Today’s verse comes from Psalm 30. In summary, the psalmist tells us of how he exalts you, Lord, for you had rescued him. He cried for your help, and you provided it. You kept him from falling into the the pit of death. So he says, sing to the Lord, Praise his holy name. For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime! He has found that weeping may only last through the night, but true joy comes in the morning. Furthermore he gives us this warning of when he had become prosperous, He had became too proud of himself and as a result lost his humility. So he tells us of how had God turned away and his life became shattered. So the psalmist reconsidered his ways and cried out for God. God then turned his mourning into joyful dancing. God had taken away his clothes of mourning and clothed him once again with joy, that he might sing praises to God and not be silent. For this O Lord, he will his thanks forever!

What I’m learning is that the favor of God is a powerful, supernatural force that can move mountains of impossibility and make the sun not only stand still but reverse in its tracks. Jesus’ name causes demons to tremble and the gates of heaven to swing open wide. So I should not let anyone or any situation convince me that I’m worthless nobody!  I am blessed and highly favored of God, royalty in the kingdom of heaven. The favor of God is my destiny, a destiny shared by every believer who follows Christ (the path of righteousness.)

When I fully understand the favor of God, I can kiss any insecurities goodbye. So I should never look at and focus on the circumstances.  God tells me that I’m favored, it doesn’t matter what the outward appearance is.

I’m reminded this morning of the life of Joseph. He was thrown into a pit by his brothers, made a slave, and eventually ended up in a prison. But the Word records that the favor of God was always upon him.

So, I shouldn’t look at the pit, rather I should start looking at the palace. It’s not what I’m going through; it’s Who I’m running to. I am blessed and highly favored of God. I have much to celebrate.