Ps 30:5 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.
I know that some of you read the title and started singing, so come on back (if you didn’t sing don’t worry, your just too young). Hey I just want to share something Jesus reminded me recently. This is a familiar verse and God provided me a new appreciation for it’s significance. So check it out.
- For His anger is but for a moment: Therefore God has been angry with us, but His anger is only for a moment. We will talk about that moment soon.
- Weeping may endure for a night: Our tears will last for a night, but we will make it thru the night. Trouble won’t last always…. just know when it hurts the worse it will not last.
- His favor is for life: his favor (the Hebrew (Ratsown) definition includes pleasure, delight, goodwill, acceptance, acceptance & desire) is for LIFE (forever & in order to live). So God is pleased, He delights, He accepts and desires us and that favor will last forever (live to enjoy it).
- But joy comes in the morning: We can look forward to the morning because we will receive Joy that only the Lord can give. Nehemiah reminds us that “The Joy of the Lord is our strength. I like the way Israel Houghton defined morning, “it is when we wake up!!” Therefore when we wake up we will find God’s strength!!!
So let’s talk about the moment God is angry and the night when the weeping lasted the longest. One night Jesus Christ was crucified on a cross at Calvary or Golgotha (place of the skull). It was while Jesus was on that cross that ALL of our (everyone) sins were placed on Him (Jesus). God was angry because of SIN, therefore He punished it once and for all. Jesus died for all of our sins and because God destroyed sin that night, He would never have to do it again. Jesus died so that God would never again be angry with us. Believe in what Jesus did and remember that your sins have already been punished, so stop condemning yourself for something that was taken care of many years ago. Focus on GOD’s favor and joy that was promised to each of us.
God Bless You!!