Psalm 30:11 "Thou
hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my
sackcloth, and girded me with gladness; 12 To the end that my glory may
sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give
thanks unto thee for ever."Maybe
for you, Thanksgiving time is not a time of rejoicing, but a time of
remembering the joy once shared with a particular loved one. My mother
died at Thanksgiving, and it was several years before I could consider
it again a happy time. We don’t always understand our trials in life.
Certain situations can make God appear cruel instead of loving. We can
feel robbed instead of blessed or thankful. Please don’t give up. Hang
onto faith like Job did.
was a good man in every way. He even got up in the mornings and offered
sacrifices in case his family had cursed God in any way (Job 1:5). When
his trial was the heaviest, his words were full of sorrow. His own wife
had no words of comfort, and did not understand how he could maintain
integrity. In Job 42:10, we see the Lord turning around Job’s situation
when he prayed for his friends. Yes, God allowed Job to experience pain
when He could have prevented it. Job held on to faith when he did not
understand his trial and by doing so the Bible says in Job 42:12, “So
the Lord blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning”. How
about praying that same scripture from Job 42:12 for your situation? Lord bless the remainder of my life more than the beginning.
May the Lord give “...
you beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of
praise for the spirit of heaviness; that you might be called a tree of
righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified” Isaiah 61:3.