"And in that day thou shalt say, O Lord, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortest me." Isaiah 12:1
IN JESUS TODAY!
How many know it's hard to stay angry with your children? They do wrong and it seems that they will never understand or that they won't see what you’re talking about until they have their own children, but we always say, "Wait until they have kids of their own!" Do you know that one day they will look back and remember all the relieved emotions that they had when you finally stopped being mad at them! This is cause for a celebration! I can remember being grounded as a young boy and wanting so badly to go outside and play or to be able to go and be with my friends, but no, my parents were still angry and would insist that I learn my lesson!!!
NO LONGER IN TROUBLE…
O' the day that grounding was over! This is how it is with the Lord, we mess up, we get punished, God is mad at us, and then finally his anger turns and it's time to celebrate! Praise Jesus he is so good!!! Jesus only wants what is best for us and as a loving parent he must chasten us from time to time. As we read,
"For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth." Hebrews 11:6
"Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous, nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them that are exercised thereby." Hebrews 12:11
Jesus is happy to turn his anger away from us and comfort us again! Praise Jesus we are no longer in trouble!
SWEET COMFORT IN JESUS!