For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. Psalm 30:5
A couple of preachers were banished to prison for preaching this gospel message of Christ crucified, raising again on the 3rd Day, and then ascending back up into Heaven.
They were bound and thrown into a dungeon for preaching that Christ shed His innocent blood for the sin of mankind. For preaching that you must be baptized and filled with the Holy Spirit!
But as they sat shackled in the stocks, Paul and Silas weren’t about to wait until the morning for their JOY!
And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. 26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed. (Acts 16:25-26)
- At the darkest point of the night…
- At the lowest point of the ministry…
- In the worst of conditions…
These courageous preachers forgot about their shackles, and their hopeless situation. After all, God wasn’t any less deserving of praise.
Like Paul and Silas, don’t wait for the morning to start praising and thanking God!
Don’t wait until the doors of your prison open before you praise and worship God!
Don’t wait until the morning to start getting your JOY!
Starting praising God in your “night season” until your prison doors open.
Start praising God until your JOY comes.
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