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Elaine Gardner

June 1, 2024

Psalm 30:5, New King James Version

“For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning.”


One of a night of few weeks ago at where I live, many of us were awakened by the sound of severe weather, tornado warnings and sirens. I for one was scared and grabbed my son, some flashlights, blankets, phones and headed to the basement for shelter. I didn't see a tornado, but there were warnings, and all of the signs were there that destruction was favorable! So, I chose to listen to the warnings and prepare and be safe to avoid harm. Thankfully, it passed our home, and we were safe, and nothing happened. But there were some people that woke up this morning to the destruction that was left in the middle of the night.


Today the sun is shining, and it is beautiful outside, and if you didn't know, you would never know the darkness, the severe weather, destruction and the fear from the night before.


And isn't that what it's like serving Jesus? He gives us warnings and instructions to avoid the destruction that the enemy has planned for us. Sometimes we may be afraid, but He has given us everything we need to be equipped, safe, and out of harm’s way. We just need to put our pride to the side and follow his instruction! Too many times the warnings or the sirens go off and we choose to ignore them and find ourselves in situations that could have been avoided.


But God!


He promises us that when we do go through those seasons where we have trials or tribulations or ignore His instructions or warning, and we allow the enemy to weasel his way in, trouble only endures for the night, but joy comes in the morning! What may seem like a difficult time can leave us with sunshine and the appearance that nothing happened and if you didn't know, you wouldn't know.


This morning, I am waking up extra grateful for God's protection and provision over my life, not just when the storms of this earth come along, but also when the enemy comes to rob, kill, and destroy.

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