...BUT GOD SEES ALL
Isaiah 12:1 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 comfortedst me.
Insight and Highlight
Many see your smiles but do not see your times of weeping. Many see your praise but do not see your pain, but God sees all.
Many see your smiles, not many see your pains. Many see people's joy but not their sorrows. Many see your beauty but do not see your ashes. Even if they do, they may make you more sorrowful by their words.
Many empathized with you but did not wish to be in your shoes, they did not wish to go through what you had been through. It is all human's sense of responsiveness. There is a limit to how much pain we can share with others.
Only Christ is able to raise you up or build a fresh comeback from your setback, ruins, or ashes.
He is able to raise you up from ground zero, give you a solid comeback from the frail and ashes you are reduced to.
Psalm 149:4 For the LORD takes pleasure in His people; He adorns the afflicted with salvation.
The Psalmist in our reading of today says he will praise God though he knows God was angry with him and by his praise to God, God's anger will be turned away and God will comfort him.
Job went through very dark moments. He expected pity from his friends: saying in Job 6:14 To him that is afflicted pity should be shewed from his friend...
He was wrong!
He would later learn how unreliable people can be. He would later address his once much-trusted friends he thought would have come to show him pity, saying in Job 15:12-13 Why doth thine heart carry thee away? and what do thy eyes wink at,
That thou turnest thy spirit against God, and lettest such words go out of thy mouth?
He concluded by saying if God would not trust some who claim to be His saints, ref Job 15:15, then how untrustworthy will be mere men who perverse their ways in enjoying iniquity as a way of life, in Job 15:16 he says How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water?
God is willing to be in your trying times with you, He saw it coming, allow Him.
Proverbs 15:3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
Do not hide your challenges, God sees all.
Only God sent people are sent people from God. Most times the much-expected people to help you in times of your pain are the most damaging, but God sees all
Call to Word action
Let your heartbeat be felt by people who have hearts that have feelings. Share your pains, there is a God-sent person. You cannot bear a wounded spirit alone
Proverbs 18:14 The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity, but a wounded spirit who can bear?
The Christian clarion duty
There are good people who see your smiles and so do they also wish to share your pains. It is also good that you share your heaviness, there is a good word waiting to make your heart glad.
Proverbs 12:25 Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.
Psalm 34:17 The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
Lord, You are able to see all l am going through, see to the end of my troubles, in Jesus' name.
Good morning all and have a blessed day today.
God bless you.