Rise and Rejoice (Noon)
FOOD FOR THE SOUL
Psalms 126: 1-6
Psalms 126:6 He who continually goes forth weeping, Bearing seed for sowing, Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, Bringing his sheaves with him.
Disappointed (adj) (of a person) sad or displeased because someone or something has failed to fulfill one’s hopes or expectations. (of hopes or expectations) prevented from being realized.
A religious article wrote: disappointed is a way God saying: be patient, I have something bigger and better for you in mind. Perhaps you have no fondness for certain things or persons but He gives it regardless because He loves you. Perhaps you like something or someone so much, but in His opinion (which is always relevant) is not suitable for your well-being. He IS omniscient while you are fallible. His wisdom is unlimited while your knowledge is limited.
Take a closer at Joseph, the vizier of Egypt Joseph. He chose to leave behind his disappointments and keep pushing forward. We can only imagine how difficult his life story was until God deemed him worthy to save not only his closest family but the entire nation from severe drought and starvation. He was already at his lowest possible point not only once, not only twice, but three times. Only when he remembered LORD’s plans and love it strengthened his spirit and morale. He let LORD’s plan went through him, drifted him to wherever it sent him.
Today’s rhema tells us He who continually goes forth weeping, Bearing seed for sowing, Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, Bringing his sheaves with him. There’s hope sparked amidst these seemingly never-ending disasters. In case your heart is filled with disappointments, rise up now, and together with God celebrate His unlimited blessings and joy. Isaiah 60 starts with a powerful word: ARISE! To celebrate our victory, we must first rise up. May God blesses you.
RISE UP FROM YOUR DISAPPOINTMENTS and REJOICE with Him in BLISSFUL CELEBRATION He prepared for us.
1. Have you already rose up from your disappointments?
2. What kind of things still bother you and make you feel dissatisfied and disappointed?
3. Tell us your commitments to rise up from your disappointments, to make sure you’re invited to celebrate His plans in your life.
“LORD, we are grateful because You always remind us to rise up and witness Your promises firsthand. Forgive us if we still cannot let go of our grudges and disappointments. Holy Spirit, this afternoon we want to put our hearts into Your hands, may You heal them and renew them. In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.”