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Psalm 30:4 All you saints! Sing your hearts out to God!  Thank him to his face!  He gets angry once in a while, but across a lifetime there is only love.The nights of crying your eyes out give way to days of laughter.

Have you ever had a long night? I’m talking about nights where you were sick or in pain. Nights when you stayed up with your child or nights when you stayed up arguing with your spouse. Have you had nights where you dreaded the morning because of what you knew you had to face? Nights where you had to stay up and study for the hardest test of your life. We’ve all had some long nights.

We’ve had seasons in our lives where it felt like the “night time” of the soul where nothing was going right.

Sometimes those nights came because of something we did and then other nights were just long nights of testing to see if we would remain faithful. The good news is that the night has to give way to the morning.

1.  God can get angry for a little while. When we are willfully disobedient to God and forsake his way it can make him angry. God has a plan for our lives. He knows what’s best for us. When we refuse his plan God gets angry or disappointed. That is what leads to us experiencing a “night time” of the soul. But even there God is present. David said, ” even the darkness is light to him.”

2.  His favor or love lasts a lifetime. When you stretch your life out and examine it, you will discover that God gave you more favor than he did anger. Jesus said, “I have come that you might have life and life more abundantly.” Sin is anything that threatens our quality life that God had planned for us.

3.  Weeping may endure for the night. Another way to look at this is to ask yourself, “can I endure the weeping?” Yes you can! You will get through this! Don’t let your night make you miss your day. Your good days are going to outweigh your bad days just get through the night.

4.  Joy comes in the morning. I was taking to my wife about the pain women go through in giving birth. She said it is the closest thing to dying she’s ever experienced. She did it three times! She said the joy that she experienced after giving birth of seeing her babies outweighed the pain. Don’t miss what God is birthing out of you because you are afraid of the pain. It’s morning time!

Dear God,

Thank you for seeing me through my night time! I almost gave up but you came through right when I needed you to. You have worked a miracle for me. The joy I have of seeing what you birthed through me far outweighs any adversity I had to experience. Your favor lasts a lifetime!

In Jesus Name,

Amen