Psalms 30:5) For His anger is only a moment; in His favor is life. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. (Psalms 40:1) To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for Jehovah; and He bowed down to me, and heard my cry. (Psalms 40:2) He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet on a rock, and gave sureness to my steps.
Well it’s just a few more days and it will finally be Spring!!!! While locally we did not have the record breaking snow like last year. February came close to breaking the record. It has been cold this winter and personally for someone who walks almost daily being cooped up inside has not been fun. In other parts of the country there have been record breaking snow and cold. So I’m sure many felt as I did a few weeks ago when I posted on Facebook “Come on Spring” “Come on Spring” It is both comforting and assuring that Spring is just a few days away.
We can equate our lives to the seasons there are periods in our lives when just like the winter months. Our lives become stagnant and it seems like there is no possibility for change and growth. However my Dad always said “You know what the Bible says?” “No Good Thing Will God withhold”. Let’s look at the verse in its entirety and the following verse (Psalms 84:11) For Jehovah God is a sun and shield; Jehovah will give grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly. (Psalms 84:12) O Jehovah of Hosts, blessed is the man who trusts in You. God won’t withhold “Good Things” from us especially when we trust him!!!
In our scripture text we see the often quoted scripture “weeping may endure for a night but Joy comes in the morning. Winter months sometimes are like endless night always cloudy with very few days of sunshine. Yet every year without fail Spring comes!!! For some of us the trials and tribulations of life appear to be endless. There is one thing after another and we don’t seem to ever catch a break. Personally should the Lord allow me to see next week it will mark 19 years of battling Fibromyalgia. I Thank and Praise God that it’s nowhere near as bad as it was however it’s still with me. Almost daily I Thank God that things are as well as they are and I Thank him for total healing even though it has not manifested itself yet.
In our other base scripture we see where the Psalmist has prayed to God and God has answered his Prayer. He delivered him from the pit and placed him on a solid rock. I thank a friend and co-laborer of mine for sharing this scripture as part of her personal testimony(Thanks Alice). During the winter it is so easy to loose our footing as we venture out and walk especially when we don’t have the proper footwear. However in the Spring as things warm up it’s not as slippery even during the rain. It takes Prayer and Faith to make it through the trials of life. Even when we lose our footing and slip, thankfully The Holy Spirit is there to pick us up every time we fall. So no matter what you’re going through, keep fasting, keep praying, keep looking up Spring is Coming. Every Spring brings New Life and God’s Going to breathe fresh life in your situation Be Encouraged and Blessed Minister Mike.