May 1

Psalm 30:1-5

“For his anger is but for a moment; his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning.” vs. 5

The psalmist loved his relationship with the Lord. And because he felt so personally connected, there were times he believed that his actions had angered God. Sometimes that’s how it is when we love someone deeply…we assume that our careless words and actions will produce anger…and like the psalmist we rejoice when the anger is but for a moment. What a blessing it is to know that our feelings of alienation from God are temporary, that the dark night of the soul will give way to joy and gladness! There really is nothing that can separate us from the unconditional love of God and grace will be with us until the day we die and beyond. We may indeed feel at times that God is angry with us, but that’s only from our side of the relationship. From God’s side there’s nothing but mercy and love. That’s how it is with loving parents. While children may perceive that there is anger, they’re only seeing another aspect of deep and abiding love. The relationship is solid and our periodic foolishness will never threaten its permanence. We carry God’s DNA and nothing can possibly erase God’s presence from our lives.

Thought for the Day: When have I felt God was angry with me?

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