Verse of the day
But I will sing of Your power; yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning; for You have been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble.
Being in the dark may make it difficult to live in joy, but sometimes, it makes it easy for us to focus on God. Sometimes. When we need a break from life and its attendant burdens, when we need someone to save us in trouble, warm hands to hold us in the cold, someone to give us songs in the night, God becomes that glimmer of light and hope in the dark, that promise that all will be well. In such situations, troubles make for a closer bond between God and us, somehow ‘forcing’ us to wait on Him, our need drawing us nearer to Him, causing us to seek Him from our hearts
But what happens when this is flipped, when in waiting all our needs are met, when we come to a comfortable place, with much sunshine and warmth? Does God hear your voice in the morning as much as He hears in the night? Does He hear you sing of His wonder and love as you cry out for the same in the dark? Do you remain dependent on Him in abundance as you do in lack?
Rather than be like the rich man whom Jesus called a fool, we must, like Paul, learn both to abound and to suffer need… and to do all things through Christ who strengthens us.
References: Philippians 4: 12, 13; Luke 12: 16 – 21
May I never forget You when all is bright and beautiful, but seek and rest in You in the morning as well as I do in the night. May the light and warmth of the morning sun ever remind me that you are near, around and within me.
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