I write this days after my late mothers funeral Evangelist Linda J.
I have encountered a glimpse of grief before, after the death of my sister Luisha. I was a lot younger then and I remember asking God why? And I was rather angry at God for taking my sister away from me.
Now I am older I understand that there is ‘a time to be born and a time to die’ (Ecclesiastes 3:2-9). Meaning we all have a selected time on this earth, every moment and season we have on this earth is ordained. Our destiny is designed by our maker.
It is crucial that we do not waste the time we have been given, but ‘redeeming the time,because the days are evil’ (Ephesians 5:16). We must apply the message from The Parable of The Talents, to not squander the talents/gifts He has blessed us with and use them for His Glory.
I thank God for my mothers life, the lives she has touched and the legacy she has left behind. She has completed her assignment and run her own race. My mother, Linda gave her life to Jesus, repented, became baptised and now saved. She has been a good and faithful servant and entered ‘into the joy of thy lord’ (Matthew 25:23), rejoicing with the saints.
There is an assurance that I will see her again ‘according to his promise,look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness’ (2 Peter 3:13).
Unfortunately many deal with grief in different ways to numb the pain, I know that there is a relief through prayer and going into the arms of my Heavenly Father. The Bible tell us ‘Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted’ (Matthew 5:4).
In the Book of John (11:35) we learn that Jesus wept at the death of Lazarus.
It is important to let the emotions out and to heal. Knowing that Jesus is our only and everlasting comforter.
Although it is difficult to understand why things happen, God ‘knows the end from the beginning’ (Isaiah 46:10) and ‘will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear’ (1 Corinthians 10:13) and ‘loves you with an everlasting love’ (Jeremiah 31:3).
There is no time limit on grief and the sadness I feel but my faith in Jesus brings me peace and joy.
Father in the Name of Jesus,
I thank you Lord that you comfort those that mourn
Be close to us, those in broken heart
Thank you Lord for the support of family, friends and prayers
Help us Lord as we mourn the loss of a loved one,
Let us trust in you and lean on you, make our paths straight
Help us to understand your will and know that you are in control,
Thank you Lord that you are our shield and rock of refuge
Touch all who are struggling,
Let us not stumble or fall
I pray Lord that one day,we will see our loved one again in your Kingdom
Let us serve you Lord completely and remain faithful
Help us to prepare for your return,
Save us again if we are lost, bring us back into your arms
Thank you Lord that you love us and have good plans for us
Let us honor and use the gifts you have blessed us with
Help us to use our time wisely,
Let all become saved and receive your free gift of salvation
Let us continue to love one another, unite families and strengthen us
Thank you Lord that you are our Redeemer,
Wipe our tears and bring us your joy and hope
In your precious Holy Name,
Written by her daughter Jaeger V
11 responses to “WEEPING MAY REMAIN FOR A NIGHT, BUT REJOICING COMES IN THE MORNING (Psalm 30:5)”
Jaeger beautifully written, you have been so strong throughout this season and your strong faith and belief in God will get you through this difficult time.
Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning.
We know that God is our refuge and our strength an ever present help in times of need.
Continue to run your race and may God continue to direct and order your steps.
Love Auntie D xx
Dearest Jaeger, good morning dearest & welcome to God’s new day!
When I first woke this morning just before 4:30am, you were on my heart… I told myself I must contact you & fell back to sleep. And the first message I read when I woke again was from you Praise God!
I thank God that He has been taking care of you as He continues to comfort you 2Corinthians 1:3 so that you too may be a comfort & encouragement to others just as you are doing now. 1 Thessalonians 5:11
As I read your Devotional it warmed my heart as I not only was reminded of your mother’s words of encouragement, but more importantly seeing prayers answered as you step out into your God-given gift to encourage & spur orhers on too ♡
You are created in God’s amazing image dearest Jaeger Genesis 1:,27 with His Son’s gentle character of love & compassion you show to others & the Power of God’s Spirit at work in you Philippians 2:13.
I pray many people will be comforted, strengthened & encouraged as they read your Devotional & share with others as I too already have one dear friend with whom I shall be sharing it with as I pray that they may find God’s comfort & strength thru your words ♡
Thank you again Jaeger & I hope & pray to be able to read more of your words of encouragement, whereever God is leading or already led you to. 🙏🏾
All my love & God’s always 💞
AMEN in agreement 🙏🏾🕊🙏🏻
What wonderful words of wisdom and comfort Jaeger. May your heart continue to be filled with the love and peace of the most high God 🌹
Good Morning Jaeger!
Thank you so much for sharing!
May The Lord Bless You More In Him!
All Is Well With You Jaeger!
In Christ Love ❤️
Your strength at this time as been my comfort, you have made losing my sister not a time for sadness but a time to rejoice my heart was broken due to not being able to communicate with my sister before her passing but through your words her messages and the memory of her lives on. Thank you for keeping her candle glowing🕯️ you are my light in this time of darkness. Love you❤️. Aunty Lorna
Jaeger my darling, what a beautiful devotion. I remember when your late mum and I use to pray on the phone for you and I by the unction of the Holy Ghost used to say to her – Pastor Linda we are going to see Jaeger to be a young, beautiful Christian lady on fire for Jesus Christ. I told her you are going to have the gift to pray and a writer of devotions just like her and here we are , God has confirmed his word. This is a wonderful and encouraging devotion, Jaeger thank God for your life grow in strength, eyes have not seen, ears have not heard, neither can it be perceived the things which God has in store for you , continue to be a blessing. God bless.
In weeping lies our strength for we know that His joy rises in the morning.
Thank you so much for sharing this with me.
It prompted me to share a recent beautiful testament that I’ve sent you privately.
I thank God for the beautiful gift He has blessed you. I am confident in knowing that it will bless so many people. It will break chains of brokenness and hopelessness. It will set people free into a beautiful relationship with our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. The Lord will continue to make your path straight. He will guard and protect you. He will equip you with all you need. His strength will be your joy. He will put a new song of worship in your heart that you will one day soon share to bless others.
He will bless you with rest and peace as you bask in His glory.
In Jesus Mighty name amen 🙏🏾
Bless you Jaeger.
May great God Jehovah continue to anoint your lips as you drew closer to you.
How beautiful are the words of your mouth, may our heavenly father that you to higher Heights and deeper depths in him.
May he be a lamp unto your feet and a light unto your path…psalm 91:declares he that dwells in the secret place of the most hight shall abide under the shadow of the almighty.
Keep abiding Jaeger.I 💝💖💞
This absolutely beautiful words, keep holding on to God’s unchanging hands ❤️🙂