Monday, August 27, 2012

Bad Night, Good Morning

Bad Night, Good Morning

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift my soul. Psalm 143:3

Have you ever had a night where it seemed that the day would never come? Or maybe you’ve had a night where you wish the day didn’t come. If you are not careful the worries of the night will wrap themselves around you and try to constrict the hope of a new day right out of your spirit. If anybody knew what it was like to have a “bad night,” it was David. He had many nights like this when he was estranged from his wife, isolated from his family, on the run from “friend-a-mies” (enemies disguised as friends), living in sub-standard conditions; David had some bad nights.
We all have had some bad nights where we worried about bills, had a fall out with loved ones, body battling with sickness, mind racing with thoughts; it’s enough to make you want to give up in the night. It’s in the night when thoughts get the loudest, it’s in the night when your fear seems to take over, it’s in the night where tempers rage, and it’s in the night when hope seems to disappear but the good news is that morning has to come.

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.
After a bad night David talked to God in the morning:
  1. Let the morning bring me a Word of your unfailing Love. Even when other people write you off, God keeps loving you and hoping you will finally get in sync with his will for your life. I think God sends light every morning saying to himself, “I hope my child gets it this morning, because I love them so much.” You made it through the night that means God loves you and he still has something for you to do.
  2. We have to put our trust back in God to handle whatever we faced in the night. When you’ve exhausted all options and your flesh is depleted of solutions, you have to trust God to do the rest. In the morning, you have to make up your mind to trust God again.
  3. We have to ask God for direction. God show me the way to go. After a bad night you can become disoriented from sleep deprivation but God is the one who will guide you when you don’t know where you are going.
  4. We have to lift our Soul up to God. If you are not careful your physical circumstances will cause your Soul to start sagging. You can become depressed when you should be looking up.

5 Why, my soul, are you downcast?
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God. Psalm 42:5

Dear God,

I had a long night but I’m looking forward to a good morning. Thank you for not staying angry with me but you met me with your unfailing love. Mend my relationships, forgive my sins, clarify my focus, replenish my strength, and restore the Joy of my salvation. Thank you God, I decree and declare it’s going to be a Good Morning.

In Jesus Name,

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