Psalm 30:5

For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.

Devotional Thoughts

By David Wilkerson

When a man (or woman) of God is in the making, enemy forces will come at him with great fury.

Are you tasting a bitter cup of pain, enduring a terrifying hour of isolation and confusion? If so, I urge you to take a stand in faith: “I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day” (2 Timothy 1:12).

Your soul may not be flooded with joy and peace at this moment. In fact, you may still have turmoil in your soul. If that is the case, stay rooted firmly in his Word and stop trying to think your way through it all.

I can assure you that God has not forgotten you. He bottles every tear you shed. One morning after I preached, I was approached by a dear sister in Christ. She told me, “Pastor, when I came to church this morning I was happy and carefree. But when you began talking about the cup of pain, I wept inside. I realized I was putting up a front. My husband has left me and my children are in turmoil. I’ve covered it up to hide my pain. But in reality, my soul is being flooded with sorrow and regret.” I prayed with her in that moment, asking God to make her faith strong in him. She left with true encouragement because she knows in whom she has believed.

Dear saint, in the midst of your battle, make Jesus the joy and hope of your life. “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning” (Psalm 30:5).

God does his best work in us during trying times. Let him change your heart so that your conditions no longer overwhelm you. Then, whatever may come, you will remain above it all, seated with him in heavenly places. You are the object of his incredible love!