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Give Thanks – Joy is Coming!

Joy Comes in the Morning!

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving – From the Diaso family enjoying a wonderful meal with friends and giving thanks for his bountiful love and care

I love the focus on giving Thanks during Thanksgiving. It’s something that I need to practice more often.
This week as I was thinking and praying for friends, ministry and life in general the Lord brought to mind a verse from the Psalms. Joy comes with the morning is the phrase that Psalms 30:5 ends with.

For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning. —Psalm 30:5 ESV

Part of the reason this verse struck me is that this has been one of the most difficult years I’ve been through. We’ve seen much fruit, there’s much to be thankful for, but we’ve also endured some personal hardships. Trials that have affected our family and our ministry.

God Uses Trials for our Good

The Sunset on the Pacific - near Cabo San Lucas
Sunset on the Pacific

I feel like the Lord is giving me a glimpse of how he is working these trials for good as he promises in Romans 8:28. I’m hopeful that things are going to be even better than they were, because the Lord is pruning us and bringing his healing touch. We are going through the refiner’s fire.
The trials and tribulations aren’t enjoyable, but I’m grateful that they aren’t haphazard. The Lord has a divine purpose for all the things that happen in our lives.
Job is often referred to when one thinks of suffering. He suffered more than most, and God used it to build into Job’s life. Even thought Job’s wife and friends didn’t understand Job stayed true to his faith in the Lord.

Job said, “But he knows the way that I take; when he has tried me, I shall come out as gold.” —Job 23:10

Even though I don’t enjoy the trials of life, I give thanks for God’s good purposes. I’m thankful for his promises. The Lord is at work, refining us, giving us hope and even joy.


Rejoice with me friends for all God is doing, and for his wonderful promises. If your night looks dark, remember that joy comes with the morning!
In His Grip, Dave


  • By SAN_jeet
    Posted November 29, 2014 at 5:18 am

    ThinkGiving post

  • By sustainabilitea
    Posted November 29, 2014 at 6:01 am

    Such a good thing to remember as is giving thanks, something most of us do far too often. It’s easy to ask, not as easy to remember to be thankful.

    • By diasolifeontheborder
      Posted November 29, 2014 at 7:40 am

      I agree and I was just remembering that Phil 4:6,7 tell us to pray instead of being anxious and our prayers are to be with thanksgiving we are to let are request known to God.

  • By Debbie
    Posted November 30, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Thank you for this post and reminding us that our trials aren’t haphazard , but something that He will work out for our good. God bless you!

    • By diasolifeontheborder
      Posted December 2, 2014 at 10:28 am

      It does help to remember even though we might not understand what’s going on or why that God redeems and he uses our trials for his good purposes!
      Bless you!

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