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Saturday, September 12, 2015

His Promise of Joy

His Promise of Joy

"Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning (Psalm 30:5b, NLT). “Therefore, let us offer through Jesus a continual sacrifice of praise to God, proclaiming our allegiance to his name” (Hebrews 13:15, NLT).

Whatever my sorrow or my pain, it does not last forever. Whatever my despair or my heartbreak, one day it will be over. The promise of His peace is real. The sadness I feel in the darkness anticipates His promise of joy to come. His strongest children are those who, in the night of weeping, confidently believe in the promise of joy in the morning.

I choose to believe in His promise of peace. I choose to walk in victory and not defeat. I choose to live with purpose and without hesitation. I choose to believe Him above whatever I may hear and trust in His promise whatever I may see. Fixing my eyes completely upon Him–keeping my ears attuned to His voice–filling my spirit with His Word, I will trust His will for my life. I know He has overcome whatever I face. In the darkness of the night I choose to continually praise Him for His bountiful mercy and grace.

Whether the weeping of the night or the rejoicing of the morning, I am never forsaken. If I abide in Him and remain in a lasting relationship with Him, He promises to abide and remain in a lasting relationship with me. Our relationship brings strength, hope, and peace when I allow Him to carry what I am unable to carry alone. Without hesitation or doubt I rejoice through each dark moment knowing that morning always comes.

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