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November 23, 2022 · Bob Gass

Nighttime experiences (1)

“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5 NKJV

The earth is continually revolving, which means when it’s light in one hemisphere, it’s dark in another. While one person is experiencing midnight, another is rejoicing because daybreak has finally come for them. Both people live on the same planet, but they’re in very different places. So when you’re having a nighttime experience, if you can just hold on a little longer, things will change. God guarantees it. The same way you rotated into the darkness, you will rotate out of it again. God works the night shift, and He will turn your darkness into light if you just keep trusting Him. Notice: certain significant events in the Bible happened at night. For example, while Adam was sleeping, God reached in, performed surgery, and made Eve. At midnight, while the other prisoners slept, Paul and Silas sang praises to God and He delivered them. When Peter was locked in the inner prison, at midnight God sent an angel to liberate him. When Jesus was crucified, the earth was plunged into darkness, but on Easter morning the light came on—forever. You have to expect some nighttime experiences; it comes with the territory. God’s “darkroom” is where He develops you into the image of Christ. Enduring is what gives you the credentials to walk out into the daylight, having earned the right to be there. This kind of faith is tenacious, radical, and relentless. When it’s backed into a corner, it stands its ground and declares, “I’ve lost my job, my mortgage is overdue, my symptoms don’t look too good, but I still believe God.” That kind of faith gets results every time!

Bible in a year: Ezekiel 45-46 and 1 Peter 5

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