Chosen by God!
“For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may endure for a night, But a shout of joy comes in the morning. As for me, in my prosperity I said, “I shall never be moved.” (Psalm 30:5-6 AMP)
I am so thankful that God’s anger is for a moment. I wonder if it’s because Jesus steps in and reminds Him that His blood covers it all. Or is this how God was prior to the blood of Jesus covering us. I have a hard time picturing God angry. Yet, since we’re made in His image and likeness, and we get angry, then that must mean so does He. Either way I’m thankful that, unlike us, His anger passes quickly and He doesn’t hold grudges. When He forgives, He forgets. He doesn’t continually remind us of our shortcomings. Instead He continually shapes and molds us into His character so we can reflect Him. He just doesn’t give up on us.
To be reminded that the favor of God is for a lifetime is, well, PRICELESS!
“For You, O Lord, bless the righteous man [the one who is in right standing with You]; You surround him with favor as with a shield.” (Psalm 5:12 AMP)
So His favor is for a lifetime and He surrounds us with it like a shield. Isn’t it wonderful that our righteousness is secure because of Jesus! That means, when God looks at us He sees us redeemed, because He looks at us through the blood of Jesus! HALLELUJAH!
We’re going to experience sorrow and we will cry, and that’s okay. Tears are cleansing and they don’t go unnoticed by God. And when it’s over we have the promise of joy. If we can hold on to the promise of joy in the morning, we can get through the darkest of nights. God’s peace will help us to see the other side of our troubles and heartache.
Given all of this, how can I not declare, “I shall never be moved?” God’s goodness never ceases to amaze me.
Be Encouraged! ❤
Leisa Wilkins Ministries
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