Today's SoulFood Reading

for Monday, Oct 23

‘Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.’ Psalm 30:5 NKJV

The earth is continually revolving, which means when it’s light in Vanuatu, it’s dark in the UK. While one person is experiencing midnight, another is rejoicing because daybreak has finally come. Both people live on the same planet, but they’re in very different places. So when you’re having a night–time experience, if you can just hold on a little longer, things will change. God guarantees it.

The same way you rotated into the darkness, you will rotate out of it again. God works the night shift, and He will turn your darkness into light if you just keep trusting Him. Notice: certain significant events in the Bible happened at night. For example, while Adam was sleeping, God reached in, performed surgery, and made Eve. At midnight, while the other prisoners slept, Paul and Silas sang praises to God and He delivered them. When Peter was locked in the inner prison, at midnight God sent an angel to set him free. When Jesus was crucified, the earth was plunged into darkness, but on Easter morning the light came on—forever.

You have to expect some night–time experiences; it comes with the territory. God’s ‘darkroom’ is where He develops you into the image of Christ. Enduring is what gives you the credentials to walk out into the daylight, having earned the right to be there. This kind of faith is tenacious, radical, and relentless. When it’s backed into a corner, it stands its ground and declares, ‘I may have lost my job, owe people money and be struggling with my health, but I still believe God.’ That kind of faith gets results every time!

SoulFood: 2 Sam 20:1–22:30, John 5:31–47, Ps 5, Pro 24:8–9

Renungan Hari Ini [The Word for Today] is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright ©

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