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A Daily Devotion for Monday, April 22

Psalm 30:5


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.


Even though I usually prefer the NIV translation, this verse is even more beautiful to me when it is translated as “joy comes with (or in) the morning”. How many times have we felt alone and afraid during the night, when worries and fears are magnified with the darkness into all kinds of impossible shapes and sizes? When it begins to get light we feel that joy of a new day, and know that God is with us. God does not want us to suffer alone. God is light and love, and is new each day. This is the joy of knowing God.


Holy Lord, I thank you for your gift of joy. It is only through knowing you that I know true joy. Amen


Becky, transforming

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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
4월 23일

Monday, April 22nd, 2024

Psalm 30:5

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.


God does get angry, and Scripture gives countless examples of God’s anger. His anger differs from human anger because  ours can be for selfish reasons, while His is always righteous and to help further the  truth. When it comes down to early in the morning or late at night, when we need words of truth and helpfulness and encouragement, it isn’t so much the togetherness that have power in our lives, but the very words of God himself in Scripture. Before we were believers, we could not…

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Psalm 30:5


We all make mistakes. We all sin. We know this angers our Lord. BUT, we also know that our job is to ask forgiveness and this brings us back to Him. Because of this, we can begin each day with joy knowing Him and his love. Amen


Prayer: Gracious God, Thank you for understanding our weaknesses and offering your favor of forgiveness and love so we may begin each day new with joy. Amen

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Tom
Tom
4월 22일

Psalm 30:5

St. John of the Cross wrote of the “dark night of the soul.” This was also a theme in the life of Mother Theresa of Calcutta. Scripture assures us and the lives of these saints remind us that the dawn at the end of these dark nights brings joy to those who trust in God, whose favor lasts a lifetime. Life certainly has its ups and downs, but with the dawn comes an automatic renewal of the promises of God. And with that, comes joy.


Prayer - Thank you, Lord God for the promise of a new day and the joy that it brings. Amen


TAA

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