Day 37 – Joy

Learning to deal with a chronic illness may include some crying as well as joyful times.

Today’s Bible Verse:

Psalm 30:5 (KJV), “For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”

What the Verse Means:

When our soul is afflicted by sin or by suffering, we often feel as if we are dead. When we seek our comfort in God either through repentance or the intimacy of bearing our soul and hurts to the Father, it is like life returning to the dead. We find our bliss and favor from God. Only He is so reviving. It is our unending treasure.

Personalized Prayer Using Today’s Scripture:

  • Heavenly Father, thank you for turning night into day, sighing into singing, grief into gladness, mourning into music, bitter into sweet, and wilderness into a paradise.
  • Lord Jesus, I understand that the ups and downs of life are the ebb and flow I need to keep my soul in a healthy constitution. I ask that you walk with me on this journey.
  • I praise you Lord for the joy that comes in the morning. Help me to keep my eyes on you. Help me to realize every day is a day of new beginnings. Even when I fail you and myself, I can start anew daily if I will just do as 1 John 1:9 (KJV) teaches, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

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Today’s blog post is from the book “Thy Will Be Done: 60 Prayers for the Chronically Ill” by Jimmie Aaron Kepler. It is available in print and on Kindle for Amazon at Amazon Print or Amazon Kindle.

If you are an Amazon Kindle Unlimited member, the book is available to read for free in Kindle format. Over the next two months, I will publish each chapter as a blog post.

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