Psalm 30:5 (NIV)
For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may stay for the night,
but rejoicing comes in the morning.
So many people are hurting because of the poor economy, rumors of wars, facing terminal diseases and attacks of Christians around the world some people have given up hope and some even contemplating suicide.
Where is our world heading? So much pain! So much suffering! Is there really a light at the end of the tunnel?
Thinking of this brings me to remember the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. When the tide is at its lowest, it cripples businesses. Literally thousands of boats find themselves on dry land! It's at these times that we can truly become desperate and hopeless.
Six hours and 13 minutes later, however, the boats find themselves back in the seawater as incoming tides can raise boats up to 53 feet. They are back in business. They are back to the heights of the ocean.
The high tide will always come back! Of that we can be certain! As we read in our verse God promises us something even more powerful: "Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning." (Ps 30:5 NIV)
We will always experience trouble on this Earth but just like the high tide in the Bay of Fundy, rejoicing will always return.
Instead of mourning, we should be rejoicing! Instead of being discouraged we should be thanking God in song! He will take care of us!
Dear Lord, we thank You that in the darkest lowest times You are still there and that Joy comes in the morning. Help us completely put our trust in You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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