Joy Comes In The Morning

I was thinking…

When is the last time you thought about all that God has promised us… I mean, really thought about it? I’ve been drafting the book of 1 Corinthians lately and came to 2:9 where we are told that “no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”

I know some people with pretty amazing imaginations, but apparently what God has prepared is beyond all that. Staggering. And Almighty God himself is personally preparing it. For us.

Last week I was drafting Hebrews and read about how we are sometimes chastened by our  Heavenly Father. This is hard, but it proves we are his children and develops his character in us. But in an mp3 message Donna and I listened to today, we were reminded of the promise that “His anger lasts for a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime! Weeping may go on all night, but joy comes with the morning.”

I may not be able to fully imagine it, but I’m going to try to focus more on that eternal  joy that will come in the dawning morning of our Lord’s return…

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About billdavisthoughts

From San Diego, CA. I've been a missionary and Bible translator in the Philippines for over 30 years and have travelled as a language learning consultant to 15 countries. I play piano and guitar. I write, read voraciously and love to work on word puzzles. Married for 35 years, we have two daughters and two grandchildren.
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