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.Psalm 30:4–5
What a precious perspective David has. Even in the times when we experience the anger of God, it is but for a moment. The favor of God is what we have received for all eternity as his saints. Don’t let trials and discipline cloud your view of God’s goodness or his love for you! There will be hard days. There will be further loss. There will be darkness, sadness, fear. But they will not last.
The result of believing this truth is that you should and will praise the Lord! You will sing his praises, and thank him—even in the worst of times. His favor is on his saints. There is no greater gift!
Praise the Lord!
The “Isolation Introspection” series started as an opportunity for me to encoruage members of our Bible Study with daily reflections from the M’Cheyne Bible Reading Plan during the 2020 “Stay at Home” mandate in Los Angeles. I’ve moved them here so that they can be shared easily, and perhaps benefit others. I hope you enjoy!