I just recently spent 23 days in the hole as I had to request protective custody. Those days were long and very difficult. Thankfully I was allowed to have my Bible, but I couldn't listen to preaching as I wasn't allowed to have my tablet. So once I was released from the hole it was a huge pleasure to be able to listen once again to the Christian radio station. The first message I heard was entitled "The Silver Lining of Grace."I've been a Christian for a long time, and I shouldn't be surprised when God speaks directly to me, but this morning as I listened to a random message on the radio every word was meant for me.
I will extol thee, O Lord for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.
O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.
O Lord, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.
Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
For his anger endureth but a moment in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
"Weeping may endure for a night." I am in that "night," and my "night" has been going on for several years now and will go on for several more years, but my God is faithful and does not lie. So I can trust in his promise that one day in my future "joy cometh in the morning." Storms are temporary but God's grace is forever.
So during my "night" I will sing unto the Lord and give thanks at the remembrance of His holiness.