Blow Away the Blues

Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. Psalms 30:5 (NKJV)

Have you ever had a bad morning? As believers I think we forget that we are in this world, but not of the world and we allow things that we see or feel to have control over us. I’m the first to admit that I’m guilty!

I had a bad experience the other day and I was so upset I couldn’t talk for 15 minutes. My son realized I wasn’t communicating and stopped talking to me. I felt terrible that my bad attitude was now affecting my son. Quickly, I had to analyze where I was and ask God for forgiveness. Then I went to my son to apologize and to inquire about his day. See, if we allow the blues to overwhelm us, we will overshadow someone else’s day.

Yet I know that God will allow us to experience hurt sometimes so we can comfort others as He has comforted us. So my encouragement to you today is to meditate on God’s word. I know it might be hard sometimes for you would rather wallow in your pain or sorrow. (I’ve done that too!)  

You might want to take a walk or admire the love of God through his handiwork. Today, I was mesmerized when I watched the orange-burnt sun ball emerge over the horizon, proclaiming the commencement of a new day. Within minutes the orange ball burst into a bright yellow display of light.   

Wow! To think that God thought of you even before the foundations of the world. So blow away the gloomy cloud, for although weeping may endure for a night, joy comes in the morning! Remember, everyday is a new beginning!

Dear Lord, help me to realize that every day is a gift from you; that the world around me is a reminder of your love and faithfulness. Amen.