Weeping and Joy

Read Psalms 30

Have you ever had so many things go wrong in life you were sure God was against you?

I am of the firm belief God uses stumbling blocks to guide us back to the right path. Throughout the Old Testament, He put trials ahead of people to guide them back on course. Jonah was swallowed by a big fish and carried to Ninevah, the location God originally sent him to. He flooded the world decimating all of mankind to restart with Noah. He sent Lot and his family out of Sodom and into the wilderness. When the Israelites were led from Egypt and began groaning, He let them wander aimlessly with no direction for many years.

Through all of these trials, He was always faithful to deliver His people when they turned back to Him.

Few recorded biblical figures sinned more than David, and yet he is called God’s most beloved. He sinned over and over, but he did not let his sin consume him. Once convicted by his advisors or God Himself, David would repent and turn from that sin.

When I find myself having a lot of issues in life, it is a potential warning sign that I am not living within God’s will. It is only after evaluating my decisions, identifying my sin, and repenting that life gets easier and my joy is increased in The Lord my God.

“For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.” – Psalms 30:5

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