November 4, 2004

a lifetime of favor

"Sing to the Lord, you saints of his;

    praise his holy name.

For his anger lasts only a moment,

   but his favor lasts a lifetime;

weeping may remain for a night,

   but rejoicing comes in the morning."

--David (the psalmist)

I have been reading through the Psalms again, and I love it when I find a verse that I have marked in my Bible. I usually float back to my past and wonder why I paused there; why I underlined that, or why I made that little star next to that phrase. Sometimes I remember, sometimes I don't.

I can't remember the exact reason why I marked this verse in my Bible. I can remember when I marked it. So I can imagine its significance at that time, but I will say to you now that it is so good to know that God's anger is momentary. If it wasn't, then there would be no hope. Praise God that his mercies are new every morning.