I give you all the credit, God- you got me out of that mess, you didn't let my foes gloat. God, my God, I yelled for help and you put me together. God, you pulled me out of the grave, gave me another chance at life when I was down-and-out. All you saints! Sing your hearts out to God! Thank him to his face! He gets angry once in a while, but across a lifetime there is only love. The nights of crying your eyes out give way to days of laughter. -Psalm 30:1-5
In my morning devotion time, I reflected on the words of this Psalm. What struck me was the message of hope in times of difficulty. Each one of us have been faced with experiences that brought shock, frustration, grief, or loss in our lives. Sometimes life's challenges seem overwhelming. And yet, as Christians, those that are called to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world, we have hope that things can get better. The hope we have in Christ is alive and moving through our being and we can't help but share that with the world around us.
So with this knowledge, "Sing your hearts out to God! Thank him to his face!" We experience a love far greater than one challenging set of circumstances. Go out and share this hope we have in Christ with the whole world.
Prayer for Today
God, guide me today. Help me to find ways that I can show Christ-like love to those I encounter today, and by that love to tell the world that hope is alive. In Christ's Name, Amen.