Daily Devotional for Saturday January 26, 2013
Weeping May Remain for the Night but Joy Comes in the Morning
***ASK BILL: Pastor Bill, since we only have one Holy Bible how can so many denominations claim different meanings? You can take the same verse and each group says it means a different thing.
ANSWER: That is why it is CRITICAL for people to read and study the Bible, so they can spot bad doctrine, or man-made traditions that have no Biblical support. On all of the main issues of faith, who is God, who is Jesus, the Holy Spirit, what is sin, our purpose, and most important, salvation, are not disputed. They are clear enough for a 3rd grader to understand. Sadly, it is on many non-critical issues that men have fallen into satan's trap of division, mainly in order to create their own separate churches. The motivation is usually to have earthly power and wealth. The good news, when a person dies, it won't matter the name of the building you chose to worship in, only if you have accepted Jesus as your Savior by faith or have rejected Him.
TODAY, I WANT TO GIVE YOU A POWERFUL WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT FROM GOD'S WORD! IF YOU ARE BATTLE WEARY, IF YOU ARE PHYSICALLY, MENTALLY, EMOTIONALLY, AND SPIRITUALLY DRAINED, THIS WORD IS FOR YOU TODAY!!! RECEIVE IT IN THE NAME OF JESUS!!
I have a very simple, but special message for you today from the 30th Psalm: "I will exalt you, O LORD, for you lifted me out of the depths and did not let my enemies gloat over me. O LORD my God, I called to you for help and you healed me. O LORD, you brought me up from the grave; you spared me from going down into the pit."
Sing to the LORD, you saints of his; praise his holy name. For his anger lasts only a moment but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.
When I felt secure, I said, "I will never be shaken." O LORD, when you favored me, you made my mountain stand firm; but when you hid your face, I was dismayed.
To you, O LORD, I called; to the Lord I cried for mercy: "What gain is there in my destruction, in my going down into the pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it proclaim your faithfulness? Hear, O LORD, and be merciful to me; O LORD, be my help."
"You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever."
I realize today that as you read these words of comfort and hope, you are facing some of the trials that we all face along our journey during this life. No matter what those trials may be, you have the promise from God Himself that He will see you through. He is not going to let you down. You need to understand that God loves you more than you could ever begin to comprehend. You are important to Him. You are special to God. That is why no matter what you are going through, He will never leave you nor forsake you.
For those of you dealing with health issues, weeping may remain for a night but rejoicing comes in the morning! For those of you dealing with financial problems, weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning! For those of you dealing with problems in your marriage, weeping may remain for a night but rejoicing comes in the morning! For those of you dealing with problems at school or work, weeping may remain for a night but rejoicing comes in the morning!
For those of you dealing with the death of a loved one, weeping may remain for a night but rejoicing comes in the morning! For those of you dealing with problems with your children, weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning! For those of you battling with some sort of addiction, weeping may remain for a night but rejoicing comes in the morning!
NO MATTER WHAT THE TRIAL YOU ARE FACING IS, NO MATTER WHAT THE BATTLE IN YOUR LIFE MAY BE TODAY, WEEPING MAY REMAIN FOR A NIGHT BUT REJOICING COMES IN THE MORNING!!!
I love you and care about you so much. I know the pain and heartache many of you are dealing with in your life today. I wish I could snap my fingers and make it all go away. I can't, but I know the ONE who can! God is not going to abandon you in your hour of need. He will be there with you every step of the way. Call out His name, He will answer you. I pray today that you will know His peace in the midst of the trials you may be facing. Praise Him even in the midst of those trials since you already have His promise that weeping may remain for a night but rejoicing comes in the morning!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ,