Saturday, October 25, 2008

Joy in the Morning

Psalm 30:4-5 (ESV)

Sing praises to the Lord, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name. 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.

2 Corinthians 4:17-18 (NIV)

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

Psalm 34:17-19 (NIV)

The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all;

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What do these verses have in common? They all point to the grace of God. With the election coming up, and the economy on the edge of depression, we need to be constantly reminded of his grace.

Although it's not biblical, the phrase "life goes on" really helps me sometimes. Trials really don't make a difference except for the better in the long run. As 2 Corinthians 4:17 says, "For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all."

1 comment:

Marissa said...

ah, 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 is one of my favorite verses. Thanks for sharing it and the others - great post!