Psalm 30:5 New International Version (NIV)
5 For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may stay for the night,
but rejoicing comes in the morning.
Life is a mixture of both sad and good times of life. The Bible speaks of a time for all things in life. Getting through things is important with a good attitude and determination to do the right thing. We can look around us and see people making wrong choices. We can see people who get frustrated over little things of life. God speaks of a season for all things and each of us have choices in how we handle change. Change can be good, change can be hard and a mixture of both at times.
Ecclesiastes 3 New International Version (NIV)A Time for Everything3 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
LET'S GO AHEAD ~
Let us speak of God's favor over our lives
God has purposed us to live in a positive mind set. He speaks of it in Roman 12:1-2 and how we should renew our minds. Things will happen and times will change. I am thinking today about my mom. It is her birthday and she now rest in Heaven. I have tears as I write this because I really miss her. She bugged me so much while on earth at times. I couldn't see her mental pain, but I knew it was there. When my dad died and she was only in her early 40's, she just stopped living and became angry at life. I was only 18 and did not know how to deal with all the changes. It took my nervous to the end and the doctor put me on nerve medication. NO counseling, no helping to talk with anyone, but to lock it up inside. Until months later, I would decided to take her to church. Maybe she would stop being angry at the God she once served. I will skip over months and she would go if I took her. I still saw hurt, anger and tears beyond measure. Little by little she became better and that's what was important to me. I will stop the story here and talk bout the favor of God.
We can't move into his favor without releasing the pain, the hurts and the heartbreak of yesterdays. Go has move for you and me. I am not saying stop mourning over a life, but learn to deal with it without missing out on today. I wish my mom had gotten that in life. I always needed her and I love her even more today. I see how she did her best and I'm glad she is in no more pain. Her story helps me to help others in life. Move forward, press forward and remember the past, but don't live in it.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.
Happy Birthday Mom in Heaven