As I was worshipping this morning, Marvin Sapp’s, You Are God Alone, came across on my shuffle. One line stood out to me, “To you 40 years is but one hour”….I mean “WOW”. I’m not sure who is catching hell the way I am right now but if you are this one line should make you SHOUT! The hell you are catching is an oppourtinity to shout for God’s time isn’t your same timing. So if you catch an hour of hell, you are still blessed because you are living a long life! The question is what are you doing with that time? Are you complaining about it? Pleading with God to make it all better? Sleeping it away? If you are doing any of those things or anything other than praising God and thanking Him, then I encourage you to stop right now. He knows the hell you are catching. Praise Him. He knows the pain you are feeling. Praise Him. He knows what you are wanting. Praise Him. And take a step further and SMILE. Smile for every second the Lord blesses you to take a breath. Now I didn’t stop at that one line of the song. I continued worshipping and openend my Word.
Psalm 90:4 says “For a thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by or like a watch in the night.”
2 Peter 3:8-9 says, “But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”
Psalm 90:12 says, “Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”
Time is important and what you choose to do with it is crucial. Always stay in prayer, thankfulness, and be joyful! No one can take your joy away but you. Arise and thank God for His time. If he gets back to you in two seconds, two hours, two years or whatever, it is still His perfect timing. Make your requests known to Him, wait patiently and rejoice. That hell your catching won’t bother you like it would if you stayed in a place of prayer, thankfulness, and praise. This hell might be painful but it’s not permanament because God’s love, mercy,and grace are stonger! Stand firm on your faith and know that God is right there.
I pray that you are encouraged today! I pray for peace for you today! I pray that you walk with your head up!
Smile and be a blessing!