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October 6th, 2015

Mourning into Dancing

“When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, ‘The LORD has done great things for them.’ The LORD has done great things for us; we are glad.” Psalm 126:1-3 (ESV)

Oh, the blessed promise the Lord gives to us of restoration! Yes, there are times, dear child of God, when hardship will come your way. Some of these will come as a result of poor choices and sinfulness, while others will come by the Lord’s hand to teach or strengthen our faith. In either case, though, we can hold firm to the truth that God’s grace is sufficient and that in time He will look down upon His children in love and turn our mourning into dancing. He will cause us to dream dreams and satisfy our eternal thirst as only He can. He will do great things for those who respond to times of distress with faith and obedience, once again making us glad!

Are you in dire straits today, beloved saint? Do you feel that you are sowing tears of sorrow? Call out to the Lord as the  psalmist does and plead with Him to restore your fortunes! Do not stay in the valley, when the Lord is waiting for you on the mountaintop. Now, be sure you don’t return to the reason for your valley; be careful to learn the lesson that the Lord wanted you to learn in your time of exile. Once learned, though, turn back to the Lord and see His faithful hand bring about an everlasting, unexplainable joy that will sustain you in any circumstance!

Grace and peace,

Jared Richard
Mobilization Pastor (Online Devotional Guest Author)
Follow me on twitter at: http://twitter.com/jaredrichard

 

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 at 1:00 am
Category Restoration, Sorrow, Sufficiency.
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October 6th, 2012

Our Mourning into Dancing!

“When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, ‘The LORD has done great things for them.’ The LORD has done great things for us; we are glad.” Psalm 126:1-3 (ESV)

Oh, the blessed promise the Lord gives to us of restoration! Yes, there are times, dear child of God, when hardship will come your way. Some of these will come as a result of poor choices and sinfulness, while others will come by the Lord’s hand to teach or strengthen our faith. In either case, though, we can hold firm to the truth that God’s grace is sufficient and that in time He will look down upon His children in love and turn our mourning into dancing. He will cause us to dream dreams and satisfy our eternal thirst as only He can. He will do great things for those who respond to times of distress with faith and obedience, once again making us glad!

Are you in dire straits today, beloved saint? Do you feel that you are sowing tears of sorrow? Call out to the Lord as the  psalmist does and plead with Him to restore your fortunes! Do not stay in the valley, when the Lord is waiting for you on the mountaintop. Now, be sure you don’t return to the reason for your valley; be careful to learn the lesson that the Lord wanted you to learn in your time of exile. Once learned, though, turn back to the Lord and see His faithful hand bring about an everlasting, unexplainable joy that will sustain you in any circumstance!

Chronological Bible Reading Plan: (Day 272:  Nehemiah 11-13; Psalms 126)

Grace and peace,

Jared Richard
Associate Pastor (Online Devotional Guest Author)
Follow me on twitter at: http://twitter.com/jaredrichard

 

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Saturday, October 6th, 2012 at 1:00 am
Category Restoration, Sorrow, Sufficiency.
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