Psalm 30 was powerful for me today!!!
"His anger only lasts for a second, but his favor lasts a life time. Weeping may stay all night, but by morning, JOY!" (30:5)
"You cahnged my mourning into dancing. You took off my funeral clothes and dressed me up in joy!" (30:10)
First, Its ok to be angry. As women, too often we believe that we can't be angry. That anger is a bad thing. Something we should NEVER do. But even God is angry. Its how we respond to our anger that is the sin. Not the feeling. And more, everyone cries. Everyone. Don't believe them if they say they don't. Weeping happens.
But Joy, joy is different! Joy can happen in the midst of anger or weeping. Becuase its not a feeling--its a choice! We choose to have God's joy in our lives. How does joy work in your life? How do you live a life of joy? How is Jesus changing your morning to joy to dancing?
Jesus--let us live into your joy! Let us live lives of joy and love. No matter the circumstances, let us live into your joy! In your name we pray! Amen!