Posts Tagged ‘Psalm 30:5’

And it came to pass: This too shall pass

January 4, 2018

and it came to pass

H. Hobbs recalls hearing an old man who was asked his favorite Bible verse. He replied, “It’s the one that says, ‘And it came to pass.’ ” When questioned why, he answered, “When trouble comes, I just say, ‘And it came to pass.’ ” When trouble comes my way, I make a similar comment and say, “It did not come to stay; it came to pass.”

The words of the Psalmist also come to mind as a comforting reminder:

Psalm 30:5

For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime! Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.

As believers we all encounter physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges from “Old Man Trouble,” but we must never forget that “if God brings you to it, He will bring you through it,” a statement that was the inspiration for these words of encouragement

In happy moments, praise God.

In difficult moments, seek God.

In quiet moments, worship God.

In painful moments, trust God.

In every moment, thank God.

 

 At All Times

  I will bless the Lord at all times,

 His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

  Psalm 34:1

 

When you see the goodness of God and His mercy,

As you savor the ecstasy of victory,

When joy overflows and floods your soul, you must praise God.

 

When gripped by the devices of this transient life

And caught in the straits of rising conflict and strife,

During these difficult moments, you must seek God.

 

When you long to abide within a tranquil mood

And linger in moments of sweetest quietude,

From the depths of your soul, you must worship God.

 

Despite raging seas, stormy winds and blinding rain,

When protracted pain strikes like a knife and numbs your brain

So that you can scarcely scream His name, you must trust God.

 

All along life’s journey, no matter the season,

Through every why and wherefore, for every reason

Every moment you draw breath, you must thank God.

 

As you seek the Lord, ask yourself, “What shall I do?”

“Give thanks: it is God’s will in Christ concerning you.”

“Give thanks: it is God’s will in Christ concerning you.”

In the midst of the turbulent times in which we live, “perilous times” or times that are difficult to deal with, we must endure hardness and hard times as seasoned soldiers. We find comfort and encouragement from the lyrics to “This Too Shall Pass”:

In the middle of the turbulence surrounding us,

These trying times are so hard to endure

In the middle of what seems to be your darkest hour

Hold fast your heart and be assured

This too shall pass

We conclude as Yolanda Adams reinforces this message with her powerful song:

 

Songs in the night, sung in the morning

August 21, 2015

Psalm 42--8The Verse of the Day for August 21, 2015 is found in Psalm 42:8 (NLT):

But each day the Lord pours his unfailing love upon me, and through each night I sing his songs, praying to God who gives me life.

The latter part of the verse tells us “. . . through each night I sing his songs, praying to God who gives me life.”

The New King James Version mentions “. . . And in the night His song shall be with me— A prayer to the God of my life.”

In Job 35:10 we find a reference to “God, my maker, who gives songs in the night,” while the Psalmist makes a similar reference in Psalm 77:6

I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.

Isaiah 30:29 in the Amplified Bible also describes such a special song:

You shall have a song as in the night when a holy feast is kept, and gladness of heart as when one marches in procession with a flute to go to the temple on the mountain of the Lord, to the Rock of Israel.

The expressions related to “songs in the night” bring to mind this original song:

 Songs in the Night

Though the battle is long

And opponents seem so strong

And everything you do seems to always turn out wrong,

At your point of need, God is faithful and true.

God will encourage your heart and strengthen you,

He will lengthen your courage and see you through.

You are not alone; God remembers His own.

God will give,

Yes, God still gives songs in the night.

Songs in the night to brighten the road.

Songs in the night to lighten the load.

Songs in the night to comfort and assure,

To uphold you and to help you to endure.

You are not alone; God remembers His own.

God will give,

Yes, God still gives songs in the night.

The Concordia Choir provides a moving rendition of “My Song in the Night”:

As we conclude this blog entry, Psalm 30:5 (NLT) comes to mind:

For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime!
Weeping may last through the night,
but joy comes with the morning.

Indeed, God gives “Songs in the Night, Sung in the Morning”:

Songs in the night, sung in the morning:

Behold, the Light, a new day is dawning.

This is the day that the Lord has made;

Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

We praise the Lord, our God who gives

Songs in the night, sung in the morning.

We praise the Lord, our God, who gives

Songs in the night, sung in the morning.