For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime! Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning. Psalm 30:5
The God who Cares
If you are a parent or know someone who is a parent, then you know that there are moments where children tend to test your limits. You have to discipline and set boundaries, and when you do, they will push those boundaries. Every discipline, however, is because you can see the bigger picture for your children. You know what they need. God loves us as a parent loves a child, in fact, more than a parent loves a child. Everything he does is for our good. He may be angry for a time, as a parent can be angry with a child, but His anger only lasts for a moment. His goodness, His grace, His love, and His care lasts for a lifetime.
The same is said of weeping and sorrow. We go through moments of grief with our families, with our experiences and situations, and in life in general. Those moments are momentary compared to eternity with God. God is for us and loves us like a Father. He cares for us, He speaks love and truth over us, and most of all, He never leaves us.
A Prayer to Remember
When I weep, you weep. When I jump for joy, you are overjoyed. You discipline me, you care for me, and you teach me. You are everything to me. Amen.