Dear Precious Friends,
I'm loving this reminder in Psalm 30 and Psalm 34:18. It is always such a blessing to remember God's truth and apply it to our circumstances esp. during times of such uncertainty. When we see God's provision from His word it helps us change the world... Even in hardship, Jesus empowers us to change the world. Let's lift our eyes and look to Him. As we live today with eternity in mind we can remember these truths:
After Jesus was crucified, there was a time of darkness that seemed to overtake any future joy. In fact, the devil thought he had destroyed the only hope of redemption mankind would ever have. He attacked the hearts and the minds of those who had followed Jesus with overwhelming hopelessness. Then, three days later, an earthquake occurred, the stone was rolled away, and the evidence of the Lord’s resurrection was witnessed for the first time.
“For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth” (Mathew 12:40 ESV).
Our night season may be longer than three days, but the morning will break upon our night season!
Can you relate to a tough season or seasons that has remained or endured, and it would seem the enemy had his way? Years may pass; all may seem dormant, lifeless, and the promise unfulfilled, but eventually, the weeping that endured and even lodged for a night time will pass away, and the “sun” will break through.
Mathew 28:2-3 says, “There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.”
Just before the resurrection, there was a violent earthquake, as an angel descended from heaven and rolled the stone away. So it is with us. Right before the night flees from before you, there may be a shaking, but that shaking has a purpose; it causes the “stone” to roll out of the way.
The Lord knows what it will take to get the roadblocks and hindrances out of the way. Sometimes in that process, things get shaken, but only to bring you to a place of fulfillment and joy!
Have a grateful, purposeful, hopeful and eternity minded day knowing how loved you are, living the truth of God's word.