14, October 2019

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Your Joy Will Return

‘Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.’ Psalm 30:5 NLT

It’s hard when you work all day then come home to an empty house and sleep with your arms wrapped around a pillow, wishing you had someone to hold. No matter how much you try to cover it up, nothing can hide that kind of loneliness. It’s the pain of having so much to share and nobody to share it with. But God knows your plight, and He cares. It’s why He made Eve for Adam, found Boaz for Ruth, and Rebekah for Isaac. It’s why His Word deals with real-life issues like sexual frustration, loneliness, failure, and lack of self-worth. Natural voids and thirsts exist within all of us, and how we fill them determines our ability to survive and find happiness. If you’re struggling on your own to face the challenges of life, you need to know that you’re not alone! ‘The God of all comfort’ is with you. (2 Corinthians 1:3 KJV)

No one understands like Jesus. His family rejected Him, His disciples abandoned Him, and the world crucified Him. That’s why the Bible says He’s ‘touched with the feeling of our infirmities’ and was ‘in all points tempted… as we are.’ (Hebrews 4:15 KJV) He knows when you feel like nothing you do is ever good enough. He knows that as well as being a parent, you’re a person. He knows, He understands, and He invites you to come to Him.

The season you’re in right now won’t last forever. A new one is coming, with new energy, new relationships, new experiences, and new joy. Until then remember: ‘Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.’ Your joy will return!

SoulFood: Lev 23:33–44, John 7:1–40, Zech 14:16–21, Heb 11:8–16

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright © 2019

14, October 2019

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