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Psalm 30 vs 5

“For His anger is but for a mo­ment, His favour is for life; Weep­ing may en­dure for a night but joy comes in the morn­ing.”

I met some­one who had just ex­pe­ri­enced a ma­jor dis­ap­point­ment, they ap­peared de­feated and it seemed as if they had re­signed them­selves to the be­lief that life as they knew it had come to an end.

When we ex­pe­ri­ence heartache and dis­ap­point­ment it can al­most take the life out of us. It’s very dif­fi­cult to ac­cept and move on. When you are go­ing through the ef­fects of dis­ap­point­ment, all the ad­vice you are given and the kind words of­fered go in through one ear and out through the other.

Noth­ing makes sense and the only thing you feel is the pain and the need to seek ret­ri­bu­tion. Each one of us is a sur­vivor of some tragedy or the other. We all have a story to tell of a ma­jor tragedy that shaped who we are or lit­er­ally shook us to our very core.

Some­how we sur­vived to tell the story, we are here as a liv­ing tes­ti­mony of a mir­a­cle. The most dif­fi­cult thing to do is to en­cour­age some­one in that state that there is light at the end of the tun­nel, that all this shall surely come to pass.

We some­times make the mis­take of be­liev­ing that the rest of our lives will be char­ac­terised by this place where we may find our­selves to­day. Yet the truth is that as surely as the sun rises each day, this too shall end and be­come but a dis­tant mem­ory.

It’s some­times hard to rec­on­cile that our af­flic­tion presents an op­por­tu­nity for the Lord to be glo­ri­fied not only by you, but those who will see you at your worst and then wit­ness your sub­se­quent re­cov­ery.

For you, the pain brings an op­por­tu­nity for you to to­tally give your­self to God, with all the op­tions gone you lit­er­ally have no op­tion but to trust in God be­cause it’s the only thing you can hold on to.

Trust­ing in the Lord may prove to be a bit dif­fi­cult when things are go­ing your way but when you are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing tur­moil and con­flict you have noth­ing to hold on to other than to hold Him at His prom­ise for a bet­ter to­mor­row.

Like­wise, as we nav­i­gate through the chal­lenges we may find our­selves in, some­times the world can­not find any­thing to at­tribute your strength and suc­cess to, other than the prov­i­dence of the Lord.

At that stage you be­come a walk­ing min­is­ter, shar­ing the good­ness of the Lord through the ex­pe­ri­ences you have en­coun­tered. As I spoke to this trou­bled soul I knew that their sit­u­a­tion was not go­ing to re­main the same, to­mor­row held bet­ter prospects for them.

It’s nor­mal to find our­selves at a cross­roads where we are in doubt about what to­mor­row holds. How­ever The Lord can clearly see your to­mor­row de­spite your in­abil­ity to see past your cur­rent sit­u­a­tion. All you need to do is be­lieve, wait and trust that the fu­ture is bright.

En­cour­age some­one in doubt with your own story to­day and when you are caught be­tween a rock and a hard place your­self, re­mem­ber where He has brought you from, surely He won’t let you down now.

Be Blessed

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